Rangers stand two games from immortality and an invincible season but across Europe they are not the only ones with these ambitions.

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon have just been crowned Primeira Liga Champions for the first time in 19 years after an outstanding season in the nation’s topflight.


Football fans across Europe have taken to the streets to celebrate title victories and there were reports of clashes with police as Sporting Lisbon fans proved no different. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP) (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Supporters – unsurprisingly – flooded the streets of Lisbon to celebrate after Sporting defeated Boavista 1-0 to secure the trophy for the first time since 2002.

It’s been an incredible rise for Sporting who finished fourth last season and have broken a near two-decade domestic dominance of city rivals Benfica and national rivals Porto.

But the achievement could yet be given one final gloss as just like Rangers the Portuguese outfit stand two games away from an unbeaten campaign.


Lisbon rivals Benfica will welcome Sporting this weekend and will hope to secure a minor victory this season by stopping them going an entire campaign without defeat.

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The club then finish their campaign at home to Maritimo next Wednesday night and supporters have not missed their chance to join in the celebrations.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has ambitions to go the league season unbeaten and stands two matches away fromimmortality; away to Livingston and at home to Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers and Sporting Lisbon aren’t the only ones who sit on the verge of an unbeaten season either, something which perhaps points to the impact of reduced crowds at football matches.

One of the Ibrox club’s fiercest European rivals from this season are also on the verge of an unbeaten campaign and are now three games from immortality.

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