Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R20| Rio Ave 1-2 SPORTING| Arcos, 22.02.2014, 21:15 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio dos Arcos, Vila do Conde, 22.01.2014, 21:15 CET
Ref: Jorge Ferreira (AF Braga)
Rio Ave 1-2 SPORTING CP
Tough away game at Rio Ave. Our opponents have been hard to beat in the last few seasons and their horrible potato field will certainly not help our case.
We will be missing Marcos Rojo, after he saw his 5th yellow last weekend which means either Eric Dier or Rúben Semedo will come in to his place. There is also some curiosity to see if Jardim will bring Slimani into the starting XI as this is his type of game.
Hopefully our fans will keep invanding all these little Porto satellite stadiums and keep the fantastic support that we've been watching this season wherever Sporting played.
These are the 19 players called by Leonardo Jardim:
Goalkeepers: 1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
Defenders: 41 Cédric, 3 Maurício, 15 Eric Dier, 4 Jefferson, 35 Rúben Semedo and 2 Welder.
Midfielders: 23 Adrien, 14 William Carvalho, 6 Vítor, 8 André Martins, 11 Diego Capel and 18 Carrillo.
Forwards: 28 Wilson Eduardo, 9 Slimani, 17 Fredy Montero, 20 Héldon and 36 Carlos Mané.
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Last edited by Filipe Reis; February 22nd, 2014 at 22:07.