Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Big game today in Coimbra against one of the good surprises of this season. This is a team that crushed Porto 3-0 for the Cup and shows some solid football supported on a lethal counter attack.
Domingos, who knows this club, this stadium and many of these players very well, as he worked here before, called back the 4 usual starters rested during the European mid-week game and can count with those that were cup tied. He said in the pre-match interview that this is a game where we cannot afford losing points and he is entirely right. It's in this type of games that you win titles so let's go for it!
List of players called:
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício and Marcelo Boeck.
Defenders: João Pereira, Daniel Carriço, Anderson Polga, Oguchi Onyewu, Evaldo, Santiago Arias and Emiliano Insúa.
Midfielders: Stijn Schaars, Diego Capel, Bruno Pereirinha, André Santos, André Martins and Elias.
Forwards: Valeri Bojinov, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, André Carrillo and Diego Rubio.
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