Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Taça|4thR| Pescadores Costa Caparica 1-4 SPORTING; Restelo, 22.11.2009
Good ol' Taça de Portugal is back with a much expected game by Sporting fans. The reason for that is simple - this will be the first game under the command of our new manager Carlos Carvalhal, after 4 years of Paulo Bento. There is for that reason a great curiosity about what will be the players he will field in his first XI and also which tactical system will be used.
Today's opponents are one of my favourite teams in Portugal as they come from my region so it's a shame we'll have to face them.
Sporting is undefeated in the Cup since December 2003, which means that we've played 23 (!) games without defeat in this competition.
Here is the list of players called by Carvalhal for the match that will kick-off at 18:45 CET:
Rui Patrício and Tiago.
Anderson Polga, Pedro Silva, Grimi, Tonel and Abel.
Bruno Pereirinha, Miguel Veloso, Adrien Silva, Matias Fernández, João Moutinho, Vukcevic and Angulo.
Hélder Postiga, Caicedo, Liedson and Saleiro.
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