Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R24| Marítimo 1-3 SPORTING| Barreiros, 22.03.2014, 20:00 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, 22.03.2014, 20:00 CET
Ref: Jorge Sousa (AF Porto)
Marítimo 1-3 SPORTING CP
Our visit to the home island of our coach has been already marked by an enthusiastic welcoming by a big bunch of lions from Madeira and also by a visit of the entire squad to CR7's museum.
The other big news in this pre-match period is the fact that LJ called for the first time for the A team the Egyptian wizzard Shikabala. It would be very surprising if he would start but maybe he will play some minutes in the second half.
Marítimo is always one of the toughest teams to play against, mainly in Madeira, where both Benfica and Porto already lost this season, so this one will not be easy. Hopefully we'll show the same grit of the biggest part of the away matches we've played so far this season and take the much needed 3 points back to Lisbon.
Here's the list of 19 called by Leonardo Jardim:
1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
41 Cédric, 3 Maurício, 15 Eric Dier, 4 Jefferson and 5 Marcos Rojo.
23 Adrien, 14 William Carvalho, 6 Vítor, 10 Gérson Magrão, 11 Diego Capel and 18 Carrillo.
7 Shikabala, 28 Wilson Eduardo, 9 Slimani, 17 Fredy Montero, 20 Héldon 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; March 22nd, 2014 at 21:55.