Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R15| Estoril Praia 0-0 SPORTING| Amoreira, 11.01.2014, 21:15 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril, 11.01.2014, 21:15 CET
Ref: Pedro Proença (AF Lisboa)
Estoril Praia 0-0 SPORTING CP
The first half of the 2013/14 league will finish today for us with what is arguably the 3rd most difficult away game of the season. Estoril is clearly the 4th best team of our league right now therefore this will always be a very difficult one. Having said this it's important to keep in mind that Sporting has been playing some very good football so there is no reason not to feel optimistic.
An added reason for the squad to feel confident is the fact that our fans will pack Amoreira's stands, in spite of the fact that Estoril put the prices for visiting fans at an exorbitant cost of €30, the double of what they charged when FCP and SLB went there. Fortunately for Estoril's finances, Sporting fans did not fail to keep the green wave rising and they have bought all the tickets available for the visiting fans.
Regarding the players available for this match, the only one missing will be Jefferson due to one match ban. It is expected that Iván Piris will fill the LB position.
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 5 Marcos Rojo.
Midfielders: 23 Adrien, 10 Gerson Magrăo, 14 William Carvalho, 6 Vítor and 8 André Martins.
Forwards: 11 Diego Capel, 28 Wilson Eduardo, 25 Diogo Salomăo, 18 Carrillo, 9 Slimani, 17 Fredy Montero and 36 Carlos Mané.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; January 11th, 2014 at 22:25.