Juventus will host Sporting CP at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday evening in the Europa League quarter-finals, and both teams will be looking to make the semi-finals of a European competition for the first time in years.
The Bianconeri last made the semi-finals of a European tournament in 2016/17, eliminating Monaco in the Champions League semi-finals before losing to Real Madrid in the final. Meanwhile, Sporting reached the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2011/12, losing to Athletic Club.
Both teams have had forgetful campaigns in their respective leagues. Juventus are seventh in Serie A, albeit with a 15-point penalty, while Sporting CP are fourth in the Primeira Liga and 14 points behind Lisbon rivals and league leaders Benfica.
Which side will put aside their domestic woes and produce something special on the European front?
Juventus vs Sporting CP: Predicted line-ups
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will have almost a full squad to choose from. Although Dusan Vlahovic is a doubt for the match, Mattia De Sciglio is the only player that is certainly out due to an injury.
Sporting CP will be missing Jovane Cabral due to a muscular injury and Daniel Braganca is out for the season with a knee injury. Sporting striker Paulinho is a doubt for this match while Manuel Ugarte is unavailable due to suspension.
Juventus predicted XI vs Sporting CP (3-5-1-1): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Milik.
Sporting CP predicted XI vs Juventus (3-4-3): Adan; Diomande, Coates, Matheus; Esgalo, Morita, Goncalves, Santos; Edwards, Chermiti, Trincao.
Juventus vs Sporting CP: When does the Europa League fixture start?
The Europa League fixture of Juventus vs Sporting CP kicks off at 21:00 CEST on Thursday April 13 – local time in Italy – making it a 20:00 BST kick-off.
In the United States, kick-off of Juventus vs Sporting CP is 15:00 ET or 12:00 PT.
Juventus vs Sporting CP: Where to watch the Europa League fixture?
In the United States, every Europa League game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Juventus vs Sporting CP and the other standout fixtures of the Europa League quarter-finals.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Juventus vs Sporting CP on BT Sport 3.