After a week dominated by the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the mythical 7-1 and also by the first gossip regarding the potential exits and arrivals to happen during the winter transfer window, the league is back with a classic in Alvalade.
Sporting hosts Académica de Coimbra, a traditionally tough team to beat in Alvalade. The "Students" haven't had good results so far in the league but their football has been pretty decent, when compared to the one of our opponents of last week, for example.
Alvalade will be fully packed as the Board very well took advantage of the season and launched a huge X-mas marketing campaign to take families of sportinguistas to see the game live. Let's hope the party will be completed with a convincing display and above all, with the 3 points.
Here's the list of players called by Paulo Bento for this match:
Ricardo and Tiago.
Abel, Marco Caneira, Tonel, Miguel Veloso, Ronny and Rodrigo Tello.
Custódio, Paredes, João Alves, João Moutinho, Farnerud and Nani.
Alecsandro, Yannick Djaló, Liedson and Bueno.