Olympique de Marseille boosted their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 victory at nine-man Sporting on Wednesday.
Matteo Guendouzi and Alexis Sanchez scored before the break as Sporting, who were down to 10 men in the reverse fixture at the Velodrome last week when they lost 4-1, lost Ricardo Esgaio and Pedro Goncalves to red cards either side of the interval.
The result put OM in second place in Group D on six points, one behind Tottenham Hotspur who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2.
Alexis Sanchez scores Marseille’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Sporting on Tuesday night
Sporting are third on six points, two ahead of Eintracht.
Marseille took the lead in the 20th minute when Guendouzi scored a penalty after Esgaio, who picked up a second yellow card in the process, collided with Amine Harit.
Ten minutes later, Harit’s pin-point cross was met by Sanchez, who doubled the tally from point-blank range.
The contest was effectively over when Goncalves collected two yellow cards within two minutes and was sent off in the 60th minute
Former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi opened the scoring from the penalty spot in Portugal
Sporting (3-4-3): Israel, Inacio, Coates (Marsa 35), Reis, Esgaio, Ugarte, Morita (Issahaku 22), Santos (Porro 59), Trincao (Nazinho 46), Edwards (Alexandropoulos 35), Goncalves
Subs not used: Rochinha, Paulinho, Paulo, Arthur, Silva
Booked: Esgaio 16, Ugarte 54, Goncalves 60, Porro 74
Sent off: Esgaio 19 , Goncalves 60
Manager: Ruben Amorim
Marseille (3-4-2-1): Lopez, Mbemba, Bailly (Gigot 64), Balerdi, Clauss (Kabore 64), Rongier, Veretout (Gueye 87), Tavares, Guendouzi (Under 64), Harit (Payet 72), Sanchez
Subs not used: Ngapandouetnbu, Gerson, Suarez, Blanco
Scorers: Guendouzi (pen) 20, Sanchez 30
Booked: Guendouzi 8, Bailly 43
Manager: Igor Tudor
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