Europa League news

Rain forces Sporting match postponement

December 6, 2012
By ESPN staff

Sporting Lisbon's Europa League game with Videoton has been postponed by 24 hours due to a waterlogged pitch at the Stadio Jose Alvalade.

Sporting Lisbon torrential rain groundsman
PA PhotosRain has fallen on Sporting Lisbon's parade in recent times

The game had been due to kick-off at 2005 GMT but was initially delayed before eventually being put back to Friday evening.

Videoton's hopes of becoming the first Hungarian club to qualify from the group stages of a major UEFA competition were extinguished, however, when Genk and Basle played out a goalless draw in Belgium.

A victory at Sporting would see Videoton join Basel on nine points, but the Swiss side have the better head-to-head record between the teams.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report