Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R16| Arouca 1-2 SPORTING| Municipal de Arouca, 18.01.2014, 21:15 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio Municipal de Arouca, 18.01.2014, 21:15 CET
Ref: Cosme Machado (AF Braga)
Arouca 1-2 SPORTING CP
The midweek League Cup game against Marítimo brough back the goals that were away from our attack in the previous three matches and it is expected that this visit to Arouca will maintain the trend. Jardim rested a few important players in that game (Maurício, André Martins, Wilson Eduardo and Fredy Montero) and brought to the limelights one more gold nugget from the neverending mine of Alcochete: Carlos Mané. Some rumours say he may be a starter tonight but that remains to be seen.
Cédric is suspended which means Iván Piris will most likely replace him as RB. Both William Carvalho and Fredy Montero, probably our two most important players, are just one yellow card away from suspension. If they see a yellow tonight they will miss the home match against Académica...and will be clean to the mega-derby at Luz.
From Arouca the only note worthy of comment is the continuation of the organised theft done by small clubs to our fans. The prices at this 4th level "stadium" are ridiculously high but that will not prevent the Green Wave to keep flooding them.
These are the 19 lions called by Leonardo Jardim:
Goalkeepers: 1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
Defenders: 30 Iván Piris, 3 Maurício, 15 Eric Dier, 4 Jefferson and 5 Marcos Rojo.
Midfielders: 23 Adrien, 10 Gerson Magrão, 14 William Carvalho, 6 Vítor and 8 André Martins.
Forwards: 11 Diego Capel, 28 Wilson Eduardo, 25 Diogo Salomão, 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 20th, 2014 at 22:46.