Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 13/14 R26| P. Ferreira 1-3 SPORTING| Mata Real, 05.04.2014, 21:15 CET
Liga Portuguesa 2013/2014
Estádio da Mata Real, Paços de Ferreira, 05.04.2014, 21:15 CET
Ref: Carlos Xistra (AF Castelo Branco)
Paços de Ferreira 1-3 SPORTING CP
Sporting's last trip to the North this season will surely be a tough one. We'll be facing an in form team that seems to be escaping relegation under the leadership of the newborn Bébé. Paços is always a tough ground to play and if we add the facts that the pitch will be in its usual potato field state and the ref will be the infamous Xistra then we have all the needed ingredients to a very rough ride.
In spite of all this Sporting is coming from a long streak of positive results and, apart from the game at Porto, we did win all the matches played in the North this season, almost all of them against better teams than this one.
The big news in Jardim's call for this game is Ricardo Esgaio, who sees his good performances with the B team once again compensagted with an A team call. Let's see if he at least gets a place on the bench.
Here's the list of 19 players 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, 8 André Martins, 6 Vítor, 10 Gérson Magrão, 11 Diego Capel, 18 Carrillo and 47 Ricardo Esgaio.
9 Slimani, 17 Fredy Montero, 20 Héldon and 36 Carlos Mané.
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Last edited by Filipe Reis; April 5th, 2014 at 22:04.