2011/12 FC Porto domestic thread (league + cups)
The season kicks off for us today with the Portuguese Supercup, formally known as Supertaca Candido de Oliveira.
This game pits last year's league winners against last year's Taca de Portugal winners. As we won both competitions, we will face Vitoria Guimaraes who we beat 6-2 to win the Taca de Portugal.
Falcao and Guarin enter the squad despite only having three days of training since returning from post-Copa America vacation. However, neither of them are expected to start, but will be available on the bench.
Fernando is not included which has increased speculation about an expected transfer.
Alvaro Pereira and Cristian Rodriguez arrive tomorrow since their post Copa America vacation, while we have a bunch of youngsters at the U-20 World Cup.
Here's the squad called:
GK: Helton, Rafael Bracalli
DF: Cristian Sapunaru, Rolando, Maicon, Nicolas Otamendi, Sereno, Jorge Fucile
MF: Fernando Belluschi, Souza, Fredy Guarin, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Micael
FW: Djalma, Hulk, Falcao, Kleber, Silvestre Varela
Injured: Emidio Rafael
International duty: James Rodriguez, Alex Sandro, Juan Iturbe, Danilo(won't arrive until January), Tiago Ferreira
Vacation(post Copa America): Alvaro Pereira, Cristian Rodriguez
Not Called: Walter, Kelvin, Christian Atsu, Andre Castro, Fernando, Kadu, Beto
A VENCER DESDE 1893
Oh lampião, levaste 5 no Dragão, nunca te esquecerás desta grande humilhação!
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