Sa Pinto unsure ahead of Athletic clash
Sporting Lisbon coach Sa Pinto believes his side's Europa League semi-final second-leg with Athletic Bilbao will be too close to call.
The Portuguese side go into Thursday's match with a 2-1 advantage after winning last week's game at the Estadio Jose Avalade, but having conceded an away goal, the tie is firmly in the balance. Both sides have beaten some big names on their way to the last four and the Sporting coach says that anything could happen in the game at the San Mames. "I respect football and this sport has given me the humility to understand that anything can happen", he said. "We can say that one team is better or worse than the other but for example Athletic beat Manchester United and beat Manchester City. "They have good tactics, but we are prepared stop them and I hope they aren't as lucky as they were in Lisbon."