We are away to Rio Ave today, a game that is usually tough for us. Vila do Conde jas provided some tricky results in the past.
We welcome back all three of Lucho Gonzalez, Fernando, and Nicolas Otamendi to the squad. Lucho missed the last game to attend the funeral of his father, Otamendi was rested, and Fernando has been injured since mid-August.
Out of the squad go all of Iturbe, Kelvin, and Abdoulaye. The three will likely feature in Porto B's game tomorrow against Penafiel. Hector Quinonez will also play in that game. Rolando continues to just train and not get called for any type of game, either with the first team or the B team.
It is imperative that we win as both Benfica and Braga won their games yesterday. The 3 points today will keep us clear in first place, and even though it's early, we don't want to let the lead slip at any point.
GK: Helton, Fabiano
DF: Danilo, Miguel Lopes, Maicon, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala, Alex Sandro
MF: Lucho Gonzalez, Joao Moutinho, Andre Castro, Steven Defour, Fernando
FW: Silvestre Varela, Jackson Martinez, Kleber, James Rodriguez, Christian Atsu
Injured: Emidio Rafael
Manager Decision: Juan Iturbe, Kelvin, Hector Quinonez, Abdoulaye, Rolando
A VENCER DESDE 1893
Oh lampião, levaste 5 no Dragão, nunca te esquecerás desta grande humilhação!
*little pillows wrestling is another thing Josh does, when he is drunk *