The CL games are back!
tonight we host Besiktas, at 19.45 GMT, and in a very balanced group such as ours every game and every pt is going to count...we begin this journey at home and im looking forward to a win, regardless of the many injuries, specially in attack ( jonas, mitroglou, jimenez, jovic, rafa....i mean...come on
oh and jardel is injured too...just so its not only our strikers lol) , i know the team will do the best to win the game and get the 3 pts at stake
expect a very tough game, and we'll need to be fast, focused, pressure the man with the ball and play like a team...i liked what i saw vs arouca, appart from the many missed chances, we cant afford to miss chances like that tonight, need to be way more effective
i'll admit to know lil of the Besiktas team this season, how well they are doing ,but they have quaresma, talisca and aboubakar, which alone already is to say how they have a strong attack , specially in set pieces and counter attack....i've inquired about the rest
from what i recall yilmaz and inler were good players too so again....for sure Rui has studied thme well and will be prepared
players called by Rui Vitória:
Goalies: Ederson , Júlio César;
Defense: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, André Almeida , Nélson Semedo;
Midfield: Fejsa, Samaris, Cellis, André Horta, Carrillo, Salvio, Pizzi, João Carvalho , Cervi;
Forwards: Gonçalo Guedes , José Gomes.
Aside from José Gomes, also B team 19 year old João Carvalho was called given the amount of injured players for tonight
as far as the starting line up is concerned, i think it's a good chance to replace julio césar with ederson.....ederson gives me more confidence, and julio already "compromised" this season ( we didnt suffer goals becoz of him but out of luck), so we should give ederson a chance, if he's fit of coz
expect to see the regular back up in grimaldo, lindeloff, lisandro and nelson semedo ( here rui may actually go with the more expereinced and defensive andré almeida instead)
in the midfiled, think we will see fejsa, andré horta, sálvio and pizzi, with carrillo and guedes upfront
Rui will know what the best combination for tonight is