Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R10| V. Guimarães 0-1 SPORTING| D. Afonso Henriques, 24.11.2013, 20:15 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, 24.11.2013, 20:15 CET
Ref: Paulo Baptista (AF Portalegre)
Vitória de Guimarães 0-1 SPORTING CP
After one more long international break we are back in Liga action to play in one of the toughest grounds in the country. Vitória are always very hard to play away backed by their crazy fans and they once again have a solid team this season.
Sporting's players that represented their country were on a high with Rui Patrício and William Carvalho (who had his A team debut!) helping Portugal to qualify to the World Cup, Islam Slimani doing the same with Argelia, and Marcos Rojo playing the 90' of 2-0 win in a friendly for Argentina against Bosnia.
We will be missing Rojo and Wilson Eduardo due to suspensions carried after the Cup circus at that tent. It is expected that Eric Dier and Carrillo will replace them in the starting XI.
No comments about the ref's nomination. They really are on a roll up there behind the curtains this season.
Leonardo Jardim called the following 19 players:
Goalkeepers: 1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
Defenders: 41 Cédric, 30 Iván Piris, 3 Maurício, 15 Eric Dier and 4 Jefferson.
Midfielders: 21 Rinaudo, 23 Adrien, 10 Gerson Magrão, 14 William Carvalho, 6 Vítor and 8 André Martins.
Forwards: 11 Diego Capel, 25 Diogo Salomão, 18 Carrillo, 36 Carlos Mané, 9 Slimani and 17 Fredy Montero.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; November 24th, 2013 at 21:12.