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Villarreal-Sporting Lisbon GAMETHREAD and HOW TO WATCH

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HOW TO WATCH: FuboTV has all the Europa league action—you can get a free trial here.

THE TEAMS:

According to Javi Mata,our team is:

Andrés, Miguelón, Mario, Funes Mori, V.Ruiz, Pedraza; Trigueros, Fuego, Fornals; Raba, Gerard.

So as we thought in the preview except Raba comes in, and no Samu Chukwueze—who apparently is not on the bench either. Not sure why, as he caused a lot of problems in the first leg for Sporting. Carlos Bacca isn’t included either, though in his case I am sure that is resting him ahead of the Atleti match.

I do hope we are not setting out too defensively and hoping to defend a one-goal lead—we need to score first and put it away.

Mario is in fact NOT suspended for the Atleti encounter (the league office lost count of his yellow cards) so he may play on the right side of the back three today and the right side of the middle 5 on Sunday. We’ll see.

I’ll put the bench players and the Sporting lineup in the comments below once we know them.