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André Felipe
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K. Benzema
Sergio Ramos
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Adrien Silva
Penalty Goal
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João Pereira
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R. Varane
Cristiano Ronaldo
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1 Borussia Dortmund BVB Borussia Dortmund 6 4 2 0 21 9 +12 14 D W W W D
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 6 3 3 0 16 10 +6 12 D W D W D
3 Legia Warszawa LEG Legia Warszawa 6 1 1 4 9 24 -15 4 W L D L L
4 Sporting CP SCP Sporting CP 6 1 0 5 5 8 -3 3 L L L L W


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


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Karim Benzema came off the bench to score the winner as Zinedine Zidane's side book their place in the knockout stage with three points against 10-man Sporting. Raphael Varane opened the scoring and it looked to be over for Jorge Jesus' side after Joao Pereira's sending off. Adrien Silva gave them life with an equaliser from the penalty spot, but Benzema's header restored the visitors' advantage to end Sporting's qualification hopes.
André Felipe
Yellow Card
Andre is booked for a late and dangerous challenge on Vazquez, deep in the Real Madrid end.
Into the second of four minutes of stoppage-time and Real Madrid have effectively grabbed a stranglehold on the match. They're passing it around comfortably now with Benzema's header essentially sucking the wind out of Sporting's sails.
J. Campbell
Yellow Card
Frustration setting in here, as Campbell is booked for a tackle near the halfway line.
The life has been sucked out of the stadium and you can understand why. It's been a tough night for Sporting, who will feel they deserved a better fate.
Sergio Ramos
That was really a peach of a cross from Ramos, who picks out the final ball that had been eluding this side throughout.
K. Benzema
THAT WILL DO IT! Real Madrid book their place in the knockout stage as Benzema heads home Ramos' cross to end Sporting's hopes of completing the turnaround.
HE SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER! The ball falls kindly for Vazquez at the far post following a cross in from the left. He takes one touch to tee himself up, and another to lash an effort at goal on the half-volley, but he sends it terribly wide from a tight angle.
Sporting full of life all of a sudden as they continue their pursuit for a winning goal, one they need to keep their qualification hopes alive. Real Madrid are struggling to see this one out, conceding possession yet again as Ronaldo is flagged for offside.
STAT: Real Madrid have won none of their two previous visits to Sporting in European competition, losing 2-1 in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup and drawing 2-2 in the 2000/01 Champions League group stages.
Adrien Silva
Penalty Goal
ADRIEN CONVERTS! The skipper sends Navas the wrong way and all of a sudden it's game on in Lisbon!
PENALTY TO SPORTING! What in the world is Coentrao doing?! It's a clear penalty, as Campbell's flick strikes the arm of the full-back, which for some reason was left outstreched to his right. That's not at all a natural position and questions have to be asked about his defending there!
Well they have the lead and are on course for another three points, so it's hard to knock Real Madrid, but they haven't been very inspiring tonight. Their goal was a scrappy one, somewhat against the run of play, and otherwise they have failed to really test Rui Patricio in goal.
André Felipe
B. Dost
The third and final change for the hosts sees Andre replace Dost.
Better from Sporting, with the substitute Campbell taking the initiative here. A pair of deliveries in from the right are sent in the direction of Dost, but neither has the quality to set the striker up with a chance. They can't afford to squander these opportunities.
It's all Real Madrid here, dominating possession as they search for the second goal that would surely put this game to bed. They're struggling to create much of anything, however, as this Sporting defence continues to put in some valiant work.
Fábio Coentrão
Substitution Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão
STAT: Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his three Champions League appearances against his ex-team Sporting Portugal (2007/08 group stages with Manchester United, 2016/17 group stages with Real Madrid).
Real Madrid are sucking the life out of the match here, toying with the 10 men of Sporting as they look to wind this clock down. The hosts are chasing shadows at the moment, in desperate need of a bit of momentum to take them through the last 20 minutes.
K. Benzema
Real Madrid make their second change as Isco is replaced by Karim Benzema. The visitors are going for the jugular here.
E. Schelotto
B. Ruiz
The hosts make a change of their own as well, with Ezequiel Schelotto coming on to fill the vacant spot at right-back, replacing forward Bryan Ruiz.
M. Kovačić
Yellow Card
Kovacic's part in the altercation only earns him a yellow.
João Pereira
Red Card
SPORTING DOWN TO 10 MEN! Joao Pereira and Kovacic come together right near the corner flag, with the linesman directly in front of them. It looks like the left-back shoved out at the Madrid midfielder, who went down in a heap. It looked worse initially than the replay indicates, but the referee produces a straight red!
J. Campbell
Bruno César
Joel Campbell is introduced here by the hosts at the expense of Bruno Cesar.
The tempo has slowed a bit as we reach the hour mark. It's all become a bit stale after a string of stoppages for the Bale injury, the free-kick and the substitution. Speaking of which, Sporting appear set to make their first change here.
Marco Asensio
G. Bale
Real Madrid are forced into their first change here as Bale is still feeling the effects of a challenge from Coates, and is set to be replaced by Marco Asensio.
B. Ruiz
Yellow Card
Easy decision for the referee here as he shows Ruiz a yellow card, after the striker cynically dragged down Kovacic in midfield.
Sporting remain in the ascendency in this second half, much like how they began the first. Still they have nothing to show for it, however. They have the bodies forward in attack, but it's just that final ball that has eluded them up to this point.
STAT: Real Madrid have won none of their last four away games in the Champions League (D3 L1), their longest drought on the road since their winless run of 6 matches from December 2006 to February 2008.
HE CAN'T CONVERT! William at the heart of this attack for Sporting, and it's Gelson's ball on the end of it that looks to set up Bruno Cesar for a shot, but the Brazilian fails to get on the end of it from 15 yards!
Well somehow Marcelo has popped back up to his feet here and looks no worse for wear. The worst was feared when he first went down, but he's up and jogging on the touchline now, set to rejoin play at any minute. Disaster averted for Zidane.
This looks a bad one for Marcelo! He chases a ball in his own and just pulls up with no contact whatsoever, clutching his knee. Gelson pounces on it, but can't get his low cross through to the far post as the danger is cleared. But this appears rather ominous for Marcelo, as it always does when a player goes down under his own power.
Here we go again...
Sporting have it all to do in the second half. They failed to clear a Luka Modric free-kick, eventually bundled home by Raphael Varane, which has seen Real Madrid take the lead with them into the interval at the end of a wonderfully entertaining first half in Lisbon. Plenty more drama to come, surely.
NEARLY A GIFT! Ramos shows some rust on his return to the team, giving the ball away carelessly to Dost atop the penalty area. The Dutchman quickly holds his run before playing Adrien through on the left, but the skipper had just strayed offside! If it's any consolation for him, Navas somehow managed to get down and parry the final shot anyhow.
INCHES WIDE! Bruno Cesar's effort is over the wall and dips straight away as he bends one in towards the near post, but it bends agonisingly wide!
Yellow Card
It's just a free-kick in the end, as the contact was deemed to have come outside the box, which the replays show is the right call. Marcelo is issued a yellow card as well.
CALAMITY ENSUES! Chaos surrounds the referee as Martins goes down inside the area following a foul from Marcelo. Sporting shout endlessly for a penalty as the referee's whistle sounds, but the head official doesn't know what to do as he looks over for the help of his assistant.
Harmlessly wide! Well that's what makes Madrid so dangerous, how they get from the back foot to the front in such a hurry. They have to settle for a corner this time, which is played short, as Marcelo is eventually teed up for a shot from the edge of the box, but he can't find the target with his weaker foot.
Sporting will feel unlucky to be behind, and there was a real hint of fortune behind Madrid's goal, but the hosts can't afford to dwell on it. They have to show resolve, putting it behind them and moving forward, with their qualification hopes on the line here.
DEFLECTED WIDE! Well-worked attack from Sporting as they carve their way into attack, with Bruno Cesar getting on the end of it. He hammers an effort towards the far post, but Ramos gets in the way, completely changing the course of the shot as Navas is cleanly beaten as a result, but the deflection takes it agonisingly wide!
STAT: Real Madrid have now failed to score only once in their last 49 Champions League group games (Paris SG 0-0 Real Madrid, October 2015).
R. Varane
THE CHAMPIONS LEAD IN LISBON! It's a scrappy, scrappy goal as a free-kick from the right finds Ronaldo, who scuffs his shot, but the mishit finds its way kindly into the path of Varane who slides it home from eight yards!
Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo gets the assist, though it was a mishit shot that resulted in the pass for Varane.
William has taken up a deep-lying position in midfield, playing just in front of the back line and behind what is looking more like a midfield three. Isco was superb in the derby on Saturday and it looks like Jorge Jesus has asked William to mark him closely tonight, which he has done accordingly.
Bale and Vazquez have switched flanks, perhaps in an attempt to open up a bit of space with the movement off the ball, but Sporting are all the wiser as they see aside the latest threat with relative ease. This has been a very impressive display from the hosts in defence, with everyone doing their part.
Possession starting to even itself out again, as Sporting claim back some of the momentum they lost after a flying start. They're doing really well to frustrate Madrid and keep them to the periphery, hardly affording so much as a sniff of goal.
STAT: Real Madrid have never failed to score against Portuguese opposition, in all competitions (20 games). In their encounter with Sporting in September (2-1), Real Madrid scored their two goals in the 89th and 94th minute.
CLOSE! Swift, decisive counter-attacking play from Sporting sees them break into attack. Gelson glances a cross through the six-yard box and towards Dost at the far post, but the Dutchman's long legs can't meet it as he comes sliding in to no avail.
SMART CLEARANCE! A clever little reverse back-heel from Vazquez sends Bale through into the area. The Welshman picks his head up and quickly looks to whip a cross in for Ronaldo at the far post, but it's cut out brilliantly by Semedo!
Sporting are starting to get hemmed in a bit now as Madrid patiently work the ball around the fringes of the final third. The hosts are remaining well-organised in defence, but they are struggling to pass their way out from the back when they win possession.
Marcelo weaves his way down the flank into a pocket of space and manages to pick out the head of Ronaldo with his cross. The forward's diving attempt is sent flying miles wide of the far post, while the flag goes up anyhow for offside.
Real Madrid have weathered the early storm and are starting to find their footing, slowly imposing themselves in possession. They've still yet to carve out a chance, but it's all starting to look a bit sharper from them at least.
It's all Sporting here at the start. They remain firmly entrenched in possession, getting forward at will as they look to exploit the flanks. Real Madrid appear to be a bit stunned out of the gate, perhaps out too late these last few nights celebrating their derby win...
STAT: Real Madrid’s two away games in this season’s Champions League have produced 10 goals (2-2 v Borussia Dortmund, 3-3 v Legia Warsaw).
This has been a terrific start from the hosts, who remain in the ascendency. Bruno Cesar puts in some clever work on the right to win his side a free-kick in a threatening position. The subsequent delivery is floated in invitingly, but Ruiz just fails to get his head to it as Varane clears! He really should have got on the end of that.
OUTSTANDING TACKLE! Some impressive skill there from Adrien, who latched onto the end of William's pass and turned smartly to burst into the area. The danger is relieved, however, as Ramos lunges in with a superb last-ditch challenge to poke the ball free!
AND WE'RE OFF! Sporting in green and white get us underway, attacking right to left, with Real Madrid in purple.
This is an exceptional atmosphere throughout the stadium ahead of kick-off. The stands are littered with banners and lighters, with the noise level reaching impressive heights. This should be some match ahead of us!
Zinedine Zidane makes just one change from the weekend's Madrid derby, and it's a big one as Sergio Ramos finally returns from injury at the expense of Nacho. Once again it's Cristiano Ronaldo who plays up top as the number nine, flanked by Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez.
Jorge Jesus makes three changes to the side which fell 1-0 in Dortmund on the last matchday. Bas Dost comes in to partner Bryan Ruiz in attack, replacing countryman Luc Castaignos. Also back into the side are left-back Joao Pereira and midfielder Adrien Silva, in place of Paulo Oliveira and Ezequiel Schelotto, as the hosts change from a 3-4-3 to a more standard 4-4-2.
SUBS: Nacho, Benzema, James, Casilla, Coentrao, Asensio, Danilo.
REAL MADRID (4-2-3-1): Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Kovacic; Vazquez, Isco, Bale; Ronaldo.
SUBS: Schelotto, Markovic, Campbell, Paulo Oliveira, Andre, Elias, Beto.
SPORTING (4-4-2): Patricio; Pereira, Coates, Semedo, Marvin; Gelson, William, Adrien, Cesar; Dost, Ruiz.
And to make matters even better for them, Cristiano Ronaldo should have added motivation – not that he needs any after a hat-trick in the Madrid derby on Saturday – as he returns to Lisbon to face his boyhood club.
Meanwhile, nothing can go wrong for Real Madrid, unbeaten since April, four-points clear at the top in LaLiga and poised to book their place in the last-16 as their title defence continues.
The late collapse is why Sporting are in such a hole with two matches to play, where they will likely have to settle for third and a spot in the Europa League, though an upset certainly could be on the cards tonight.
The reverse fixture between these two sides saw Sporting take the lead at the Bernabeu early in the second half through Bruno Cesar, but goals in the 89th and 95th from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata saw Real Madrid steal all three points.
To put it into the simplest possible terms, in order for Sporting to reach the knockout stage they need to win their last two group matches and have Real Madrid lose both of theirs.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon as Sporting try to keep their slim qualification hopes alive when they host defending champions Real Madrid.