Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 14/15 J2| SPORTING 1-0 Arouca| Alvalade, 23.08.2014, 21:30 CET
Primeira Liga 2014/2015
Estádio José Alvalade, 23.08.2014, 21:30 CET
Ref: Nuno Almeida (AF Algarve)
SPORTING CP 1-0 FC Arouca
(Carlos Mané 90'+3')
It's the first home game in the league this season and also the first game played by Nani after his recent return to the club. No wonder that with these two ingredients a humongous crowd is expected to fill Alvalade today. In spite of the stumble in the first game, spirits keep being high at Sporting so we have everything to get the first win of the season.
Marco Silva called the following 20 players:
1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
47 Ricardo Esgaio, 3 Maurício, 26 Paulo Oliveira, 29 Naby Sarr, 4 Jefferson and 33 Jonathan Silva.
24 Uri Rosell, 23 Adrien, 32 Slavchev, 17 João Mário and 8 André Martins.
Forwards and Wingers:
18 Carrillo, 36 Carlos Mané, 11 Diego Capel, 20 Heldon, 77 Nani, 10 Fredy Montero and 19 Tanaka.
Nani, Slavchev and Jonathan Silva all getting their first call. Ricardo Esgaio is expected to replace the injured Cédric as RB and Rosell should come in for the suspended William at the DM spot. Lots of expectation of course on whether Nani is going to start.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; August 23rd, 2014 at 22:29.