Liga Portuguesa 2014/2015
Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, 16.08.2014, 21:30 CET
Ref: Artur Soares Dias (AF Porto)
Académica 1-1 SPORTING CP
(Rafael Lopes 90'+1'; Carrillo 15')
Finally the league is here after a fairly good pre-season that brought us the first official trophy of the season, a good deal of newcomers but also a good deal of question marks.
It's of course too ealy to compare the two but after the matches played this summer under Marco Silva he seems to have the team playing with more intensity upfront than under Jardim although at the back things seem to be less solid, especially on dead ball situations.
In terms of player the squad is definitely much stronger than last year and after what happened this week with the suspensions of Rojo and Slimani it's far from being closed. I believe those two will be sold and that will bring at least one more CB and a striker together with probably one more winger.
Coimbra, like it happened one year ago, will be dressed in green and white. The Green Wave of sportinguistas invaded the students city which is a sign that the fans are side by side with the team.
So, here's the first call of 2014/15:
1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
41 Cédric, 3 Maurício, 29 Naby Sarr, 26 Paulo Oliveira and 4 Jefferson.
14 William Carvalho, 24 Uri Rosell, 23 Adrien, 8 André Martins and 17 João Mário.
Forwards and Wingers:
47 Ricardo Esgaio, 36 Carlos Mané, 18 Carrilo, 11 Diego Capel, 20 Heldon, 10 Fredy Montero and 19 Tanaka.