Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Europa League |Gr.D| R1| Heerenveen 2-3 SPORTING, Abe Lenstra, 17.09.2009
Sporting is back in Europe this time to compete in the first ever edition of Europa League, the new format of what used to be called Fair's City Cup and afterwards UEFA Cup.
Our first match is a visit to Holland, a country that always brings good memories to any sportinguista. We've played 7 European matches in Holland, won 4, drew 1 and only lost 2, scoring 14 times and conceding 11 goals.
Heerenveen is having a very bad start in their season and although ours wasn't that bright either, it is not a long shot to think that we should get the 3 points from Friesland.
Our official line-up is already out and it will be as follows:
Abel - Daniel Carriço - Polga - Caneira
João Moutinho - Vukcevic
Liedson - Yannick Djaló
In the bench Paulo Bento has Ricardo Batista, Tonel, Grimi, Adrien, Angulo, Caicedo and Hélder Postiga.
The game kicks off at 19:00 CET.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”