really hope we can pull a win today, would be awesome, but at least a draw yes, any draw
we need the pts and the $...so lets go for it Benfica, lets win this!!
Game is very early for our standards here on a weekday ( will be at 5pm Portugal GMT), just read there will be around 500 Benfica fans at the stadium
there are several players that cant play, such as André Almeida and Jardel (both punished) , Julio César and Lisandro Lopez are still injured ( aswell as Luisăo..) , so once again, our defense will have to be changed, with Ruben Dias, another B team player, being called.
Who would have guessed...2 "kids" as our CB's for the CL game
and other two as goalie and right back. Hope he can have a debut as good as Lindloff, and Nelson Semedo
and Ederson can play aswell as he did with sporting
On Zenit's side, Criscito and Javi Garcia are also punished and wont play
Benfica's likely starting line-up:
Nélson Semedo, Lindelöf, Rúben Dias , Eliseu;
Samaris , Renato Sanches; Gaitán, Pizzi
Jonas , Mitroglou
Zenits likely starting line up:
Anyukov, Garay, Lombaerts , Zhirkov;
Witsel , Maurício; Danny, Hulk, Shatov , Dzyuba