Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
PL R4: SPORTING 1-0 Paços de Ferreira; Alvalade, 13.09.2009
After the two weeks international break we're back in the League with a game that should normally bring us our first win at home this season. Paços de Ferreira is one of those average sides of this poor Liga Sagres and in spite of Bruno Paixão being the ref we should get the 3 points without much hassle.
It's an historical game for Liedson, who will play his 250th official match for Sporting and, in case of scoring, will enter in the mythical group of players scoring 100 goals in the League for us.
This may also be the match that will mark the debut of our most recent acquisition, as the Spanish attacking midfielder Miguel Angel Angulo is said to be in a very good position to be a starter barely 2 weeks after he joined the club.
It also seems that there will be an important change in the backline as Polga's injury was aggravated and he will most certainly be replaced by Tonel.
Leandro Grimi and Hélder Postiga recovered from their injuries and are both available.
Here is the list of players called by Paulo Bento for the game that starts tonight at 21:15 CET...
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício e Ricardo Batista;
Defenders: Daniel Carriço, Pedro Silva, Marco Caneira, Tonel, Grimi, Abel e André Marques;
Midfielders: Adrien Silva, Vukcevic, Matías Fernández, Miguel Veloso, Angulo e João Moutinho;
Forwards: Carlos Saleiro, Yannick Djaló, Hélder Postiga e Liedson.
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