Europa League: Get ready for the second leg of the Roma - Sporting Braga clash

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (72698 seats)

There's no exiting this stadium without a winner tonight as it's the second leg of the Europa League 16th Finals meeting between Roma and Sporting Braga. Game on!

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Roma and Sporting Braga.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Sporting Braga, who are travelling more than 2300 kilometers to play this game.

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Roma form and stats

Last season, Roma's Europa League journey ended in the 8th finals.

9-3-0 is the performance here at Stadio Olimpico so far in the Serie A, giving Roma a total of 30 from their 12 games here. Outstanding results! On the other hand, in the Europa League, Roma has performed like this (both home and away): 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The Roma fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Stadio Olimpico and will expect new points from this game. Roma has played 16 games in a row here without a defeat.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Pau Lopez Sabata not having conceded a league goal in 201 minutes.

Roma shared the glory with Benevento in their last match, an away game that ended all square 0-0. In the preceding match a 2-0 victory visiting Sporting Braga.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Serie A game versus Milan in only three days. This game is also played here at Stadio Olimpico.

Roma are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Stadio Olimpico in their league games, having scored an impressive 31 goals in 12 matches. Roma's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 13 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Sporting Braga form and stats

Sporting Braga was sent out of Europa League in the 16th finals last season.

As the visiting team in Primeira Liga matches, Sporting Braga have produced an overall stat of 6-0-4 so far. When we have look at the Europa League statistics, we find 4W-1D-2L. This is both home and away. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Braga, as they have won on their previous two travels.

The supporters enjoyed Sporting Braga's previous game versus Tondela, a Primeira Liga 4-2 win played at home. A 0-2 loss hosting Roma before that.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Tondela was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

The schedule is very tough for Braga now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Primeira Liga game at Nacional is waiting in only three days.

Braga has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 19 goals from 10 games. As opposed to that, Braga have seen the ball go into their own net 12 times on the road. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Sporting Braga - Roma 0-2.

Top Goalscorers

RomaH. Mkhitaryan
H. Mkhitaryan
9 goals
RomaJ. Veretout
J. Veretout
9 goals
RomaE. Džeko
E. Džeko
7 goals

Roma missing players

Sporting Braga missing players

Roma Sporting Braga
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 14   Played P   10 25
15 10   Won W   6 17
4 3   Drew D   0 3
6 1   Lost L   4 5
51 34   Scored S   23 56
33 14   Conceded C   11 26
88% 86%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
84% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   80% 84%
68% 71%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 64%
56% 57%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   40% 36%
24% 29%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   30% 24%
48% 50%   BTTS BTTS   40% 52%
40% 50%   Clean Sheets C S   30% 32%
24% 14%   Failed to Score F T   30% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.3 2.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.1 2.2
3 3   Red cards R C   1 2
 
14.8 17.1   Shots (avg) S (   13.9 14.2
5.7 6.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   6.4 5.4
36% 37%   Goal Efficiency G E   36% 41%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Inter 23 16 5 2 57 24 11 9 1 1 32 14 12 7 4 1 25 10 33 53
2 Milan 23 15 4 4 45 28 12 6 3 3 24 18 11 9 1 1 21 10 17 49
3 Roma 23 13 5 5 47 35 12 9 3 0 31 13 11 4 2 5 16 22 12 44
4 Atalanta 23 12 7 4 53 31 12 6 3 3 30 18 11 6 4 1 23 13 22 43
5 Lazio 23 13 4 6 38 30 12 7 2 3 18 14 11 6 2 3 20 16 8 43
6 Juventus 21 12 6 3 41 19 10 7 2 1 20 8 11 5 4 2 21 11 22 42
7 Napoli 22 13 1 8 47 25 11 7 1 3 28 10 11 6 0 5 19 15 22 40
8 Sassuolo 23 9 8 6 37 34 11 3 5 3 15 15 12 6 3 3 22 19 3 35
9 Hellas Verona 23 9 7 7 30 26 11 6 2 3 17 11 12 3 5 4 13 15 4 34
10 Sampdoria 23 9 3 11 33 34 11 5 1 5 19 17 12 4 2 6 14 17 -1 30
11 Genoa 23 6 8 9 26 33 12 4 3 5 18 19 11 2 5 4 8 14 -7 26
12 Bologna 23 6 7 10 30 37 11 4 3 4 19 20 12 2 4 6 11 17 -7 25
13 Udinese 23 6 7 10 25 33 11 3 3 5 9 12 12 3 4 5 16 21 -8 25
14 Fiorentina 23 6 7 10 25 35 12 5 4 3 14 11 11 1 3 7 11 24 -10 25
15 Benevento 23 6 7 10 25 42 12 2 5 5 12 21 11 4 2 5 13 21 -17 25
16 Spezia 23 6 6 11 30 41 11 2 3 6 12 19 12 4 3 5 18 22 -11 24
17 Torino 23 3 11 9 33 41 11 0 7 4 14 19 12 3 4 5 19 22 -8 20
18 Cagliari 23 3 6 14 24 41 12 2 3 7 13 21 11 1 3 7 11 20 -17 15
19 Parma 23 2 8 13 17 45 12 1 5 6 5 20 11 1 3 7 12 25 -28 14
20 Crotone 22 3 3 16 23 52 11 3 1 7 14 22 11 0 2 9 9 30 -29 12
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 20 17 3 0 42 10 10 8 2 0 20 5 10 9 1 0 22 5 32 54
2 Sporting Braga 20 14 1 5 37 20 10 8 1 1 18 8 10 6 0 4 19 12 17 43
3 Porto 19 12 5 2 43 21 10 7 2 1 23 11 9 5 3 1 20 10 22 41
4 Benfica 20 11 6 3 33 17 10 7 2 1 18 8 10 4 4 2 15 9 16 39
5 Pacos de Ferreira 20 11 5 4 28 17 10 7 2 1 16 8 10 4 3 3 12 9 11 38
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 20 9 5 6 25 21 10 4 1 5 11 15 10 5 4 1 14 6 4 32
7 Santa Clara 20 7 4 9 20 23 9 2 2 5 7 11 11 5 2 4 13 12 -3 25
8 Moreirense 20 6 7 7 18 24 10 3 5 2 12 13 10 3 2 5 6 11 -6 25
9 Rio Ave 20 5 7 8 16 23 10 3 3 4 9 10 10 2 4 4 7 13 -7 22
10 Belenenses 20 4 9 7 11 16 11 3 5 3 10 10 9 1 4 4 1 6 -5 21
11 Nacional 20 5 6 9 19 26 10 3 3 4 13 15 10 2 3 5 6 11 -7 21
12 Tondela 20 6 3 11 21 34 10 6 2 2 12 9 10 0 1 9 9 25 -13 21
13 Portimonense 20 5 4 11 18 26 9 4 2 3 11 8 11 1 2 8 7 18 -8 19
14 Gil Vicente 20 5 4 11 16 26 10 3 2 5 8 10 10 2 2 6 8 16 -10 19
15 Farense 20 4 6 10 22 29 11 3 4 4 14 13 9 1 2 6 8 16 -7 18
16 Boavista 20 3 9 8 20 32 10 2 2 6 7 16 10 1 7 2 13 16 -12 18
17 Famalicao 20 4 6 10 18 32 10 1 4 5 9 19 10 3 2 5 9 13 -14 18
18 Maritimo 19 5 2 12 18 28 9 2 2 5 6 12 10 3 0 7 12 16 -10 17

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Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.