Last game of this season's Liga and as predicted Paulo Bento was forced to call 4 players from the U19 squad to fill up the 11 (!!!) absences due to injuries and suspensions.
To add to our problems the players from our youth system that would be most likely to be called (eg. Diogo Rosado, Wilson Eduardo) were called by the U19 NT so those being called are not even those that PB would have preferred to have as back-ups to the likes of João Moutinho, Hélder Postiga, Miguel Veloso or Izmailov. Still, it would be nice if we could see Rabiu Ibrahim making his first team debut at the age of 18.
This is a game that also has the added interest of seeing how far can Liedson's amazing regularity go in the fight for the trophy of top scorer of our league. If he scores 2 more goals than Nacional's forward Nené, O Levezinho will be crowned top scorer, as he played less games than his opponent.
Here's our starting line-up and the bench:
Daniel Carriço - Tonel - Polga - Ronny
Pereirinha - Yannick Djaló
Derlei - Liedson
Subs: Tiago, Cedric Soares, Renato Neto, Diogo Amado, Rabiu Ibrahim and Rodrigo Tiuí.