Conte’s side will be endeavouring to condemn Lisbon to a fourth consecutive UCL ‘loss to nil’ at home to English opposition and despite the rigours of a busy calendar, they remain undefeated in 13 matches across all competitions (W9 D4).
It stands as the second-longest unbeaten run (by games played) of all 32 group-stage teams, only behind PSG’s 18 games (W14 D4), highlighting some remarkable consistency. Despite this impressive record, they did lose their last UEFA trip to Portugal when they went down 1-0 away to Paços de Ferreira in the previous UEFA Europa Conference League campaign, so Spurs will need to take precautions!
Players to watch: Sporting winger Nuno Santos has found the net in two of his last three UCL fixtures, whilst Richarlison’s double against Marseille means he has now scored in three of five continental appearances in either Europe or South America.
Hot stat: Sporting failed to score in five of their last six losses in all competitions.