We are in Vienna to kick off our 2013/14 Champions League campaign against Austria Vienna.
Paulo Fonseca has called 19 players for the game with the big surprise being the inclusion of Marat Izmalylov. The Russian played the first three friendlies of the summer, but has not featured for even a single minute since then. He was on the way out of the club but we could not find somebody to take his wages. It's interesting because Izmaylov is a very good player, it's just that his injuries and age continue to push him out of the team. He may not even be on the bench as 19 means one guy won't dress, so we'll see.
The other changes are Reyes coming in for the injured Maicon(who was subbed off against Gil Vicente for Mangala), Herrera comes in for the suspended Steven Defour(sent off against Malaga last year), Izmaylov enters for Carlos Eduardo, and Fucile is added as an extra defender.
GK: Helton, Fabiano
DF: Fucile, Danilo, Reyes, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro
MF: Fernando, Lucho, Quintero, Herrera, Josue, Izmaylov
FW: Lica, Ricardo, Jackson, Varela, Ghilas
Not Called: Carlos Eduardo, Kelvin, Sinan Bolat
A VENCER DESDE 1893
Oh lampião, levaste 5 no Dragão, nunca te esquecerás desta grande humilhação!
*little pillows wrestling is another thing Josh does, when he is drunk *