Sporting Club Portugal, otherwise known as Sporting Lisbon, have been a consistent competitor when it comes to featuring in the Champions League, as they qualify for the tournament almost every year via domestic football. The Leoes do not necessarily have any honours that they can boast to claim about, however the fact that they continually play in the competition is an impressive feat not many other sides on the continent can claim. As such, the Estadio Jose Alvalade can lay on a spectacle for the 50,095 spectators it can hold for midweek games when played at the venue.
Sporting, who are also nicknamed Verde e brancos (green and whites) have had a number of impressive players feature within their squads over the years and have contributed to their Champions League efforts in the past, with men such as Andraz Sporar, Wendal, Bruno Fernandes and William Carvalho having all featured in recent years.
As mentioned, Sporting do not have the ability to boast about any previous successes in the tournament, however they have had a number of solid showings that can perhaps be expected of a side from Portugal.
The club from the nation’s capital have managed to reach the quarter-finals and Round of 16 on occasion, although a Group Stage finish is perhaps what can be expected most of the time as they come up against sides that appear to be too strong for them to deal with.
Memorable accomplishments in the Champions League have been a little harder to come by over the years in truth, however Sporting Lisbon have managed to record wins against Greek giants Olympiakos and German mainstays Schalke 04 in recent editions.
The club have also managed to obtain draws against Italian sides, AFC Fiorentina, Inter Milan and AS Roma as well, showing that they are not just in the competition to fill the numbers and rollover against bigger opposition.
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