Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
EL 12/13, Group G| SPORTING 2-1 Videoton|Alvalade, 7.12.2012, 21:05 CET
The last match of this very poor European showing of 12/13 comes tonight and the only thing at stake for us is to try and get the first and only win in a group that had everything to be a stroll.
For our Hungarian guests this is the most important game in the history of the club since they reached the UEFA Cup final in 1985. If Paulo Sousa and Marco Caneira's team beat us and if Basel doesn't get any point from their game at Genk then they will qualify to the knock-out stages.
The main news from the list of players called by Vercauteren for this game is the presence of the promising Ricardo Esgaio who's been one of the main stars of the brilliant run by our B team at Segunda Liga. I doubt he will start but maybe he will get some playing time in the second half.
The line-up should be out very soon.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”