Berdein is looking to pull off a coveted Europa League victory over coronavirus-infested Sporting.
Dons fans would have been deeply depressed when the draw for the third qualifying round took place, while with the trip to Lisbon, their side had the strongest tie they could get.
However, there is hope for Derek McNeese’s men at the Jose Alwaleed Stadium.
Sporting has lost eight players and their manager after a series of missing positives that delayed their Premier League opener.
It’s a one-match tie for Portugal, so if A Bardin can bring a shock against the weaker side, they will advance to the play-rounds to face LASK or Dunasca Strada.
Still said it’s easier said than done, and the Dons will have to do without both Captain Scott McKenna, who was sold to Nottingham Forest this week, and last season’s top scorer Sam Cosgrove.
And while Sporting may be without some of their stars, it’s sure to be a huge line-up still waiting for a .Barin.
Sports: Exchange; Coates, NATO, Federal; Pedro Poro, Nunes, Wendell, Nano Mendes; Tiago Tomas, Vietto, Joanna Cabral
Sports sub: Andre Paulo, Sporer, Plata, Joe Silva, Antunes, Daniel Braganca, Joelson Fernandez
Ber Burdin: Lewis; Hoban, Taylor, Considine; Logan, Ferguson, McGuire, Macrori, Hayes; Watkins, Hedges
Subs: Serni, Ojo, McGinn, McLennan, Hernandez, Wright, Edmundson
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