Europa League's group stage finishes this late afternoon for Sporting with a match that bears no meaning to us in terms of qualification as we have already won the group. Hertha needs only a draw to secure their passage to the 1/16 finals.
Carvalhal already assumed that this will be a game to test those players that had less chances to play this season although looking at the list of those called for this match we hardly see any surprises, apart from the deserved rest given to Liedson:
Rui Patrício, Tiago and Ricardo Batista.
Daniel Carriço, Anderson Polga, Pedro Silva, Marco Caneira, Tonel, Grimi and Abel.
Adrien Silva, Izmailov, Vukcevic, Matías Fernández, Miguel Veloso, Bruno Pereirinha and João Moutinho.
Carlos Saleiro and Hélder Postiga.
The game will be played under a mild temperature ranging between -1C and -5C so all points towards a night of hot football.