That's right fellas, we're one point up on our rivals from the north and might be down a good amount of starters for this one. If this game were to take place on a neutral side i would say that Porto would be a slight favorite since our team's a bit hurt, but playing at the cathedral makes us favorite.
Jesus has been hiding his cards for this one, said that Aimar and Ramires were excluded for this game as far as he was concerned but has called them up just like i thought he would, here's the list of players called up:
Guarda-redes: Quim e Júlio César.
Defesas: Luís Filipe, Maxi Pereira, Luisão, David Luiz, Miguel Vítor, Roderick, César Peixoto e Shaffer.
Médios: Javi Garcia, Ramires, Carlos Martins, Urreta, Felipe Menezes e Aimar.
Avançados: Cardozo, Saviola, Nuno Gomes e Weldon.
Not having Di Maria and Coentrao will hurt since they're both good left wingers, Urreta is someone I rate high but i fear that he won't get the playing time as Jesus is not a guy to test new stuff out of no where and i don't see him doing so in this game. My guess is that he'll start Shaffer on the left back and Peixoto on the wing, but who knows, maybe he saw enough of Urreta and will give him the start.
On the other side I see a team that was struggling over a month ago and plays totally different with Varela in the lineup.
I'm looking for a win tomorrow as we have what I consider to be the top 2 forwards in Portugal, Oscar Cardozo and Saviola.
Let's get them