Today we face Arouca, the game is underway, started at 20.30h GMT and...it wont be as we say....favas contadas ( counted fava beans
Arouca is a very tough team, with a good coach in Lito Vidigal, and our recent experiences with them havent been the best, so i'm pretty sure they will put up a fight and require our A game tonight
It's obviously a must win match, as we can´t afford to lose more pts this early in the season ( has happened many times in the past, but would like to avoid it...)
4 of our forwards are injured (
) that's right, jonas, jimenez, mitroglou and even jovic cant play, so rui vitória had to call rafa and from the B team the 17 year old josé gomes ( surname of great forwards....
starting line up for Benfica:
Nélson Semedo, Lisandro, Jardel , Grimaldo;
Fejsa, André Horta, Sálvio , Pizzi;
Rafa , Gonçalo Guedes
Ederson, Luisão, Samaris, Carrillo, Cervi, André Almeida , Zé Gomes.
i like it, its a good team and i'm expecting a good display and a win from them
the coach is giving jardel a chance ( deserved after the amazing season he had last year ) and lindelof is not in the bench...hard to choose between him and lisandro really, but i really dont like to see a player of his quality not even sitting there...
Arouca's starting line up:
Jubal, Nuno Coelho, Anderson Luís , Hugo Basto;
André Santos, Artur, Crivellaro, Zéquinha , Mateus;
Rui Sacramento, Sema, Adilson, N. Valente, Gégé, Kuca , Walter.
the stadium is full (6.000 seats) and i'm reading there are spies from several clubs at the game... Inter, Marseille, Nantes, Manchester United, Montepellier, Arsenal, Maiorca, Besiktas, Rio Ave, Sp.Braga, Real Sociedad, Udinese, Capri, Atalanta, Recreativo de Libolo and Chaves