Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 14/15 J5| Gil Vicente 0-4 SPORTING| Cidade de Barcelos, 21.09.2014, 19:00 CET
Primeira Liga 2014/2015
Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, 21.09.2014, 19:00 CET
Ref: Carlos Xistra (AF Castelo Branco)
Gil Vicente 0-4 SPORTING CP
(Adrien 10', Nani 11', Slimani 69', Carrillo 84')
After the last minute ice bucket in Maribor there is a lot of people praying for Sporting to slip up again at Barcelos. If on one side that is perfectly normal if those people are fans of our two direct rivals, I find it hard to accept when that comes from supposed "fans" of our club. Some people have a really short memory.
Marco Silva will be forced to make at least one change from last week's line-up as Jefferson is suspended after that incredibly ridiculous sending off against Belenenses. The young Argentine Jonathan Silva will thus have the chance to make his debut for Sporting's first team. There is also some expectation on whether MS will keep the two CBs responsible for a very bad performance in Maribor and also if he will insist in keeping André Martins in the first XI, in spite of his below average showings in the last few matches. I think he will keep the CBs but I expect him to bring on João Mário to the midfield.
In any case it will be a tough match. Not because I think Gil Vicente is a good team, they aren't really, but because they have a coach that basis his football in rough tackling and parking the bus and also because the ref his one of the worst specimen we've had the unpleasure of seeing whistling in our pitches.
Marco Silva called the following 19 players:
1 Rui Patrício and 22 Marcelo Boeck.
41 Cédric, 3 Maurício, 26 Paulo Oliveira, 29 Naby Sarr, 47 Ricardo Esgaio and 33 Jonathan Silva.
23 Adrien, 14 William Carvalho, 8 André Martins, 24 Uri Rosell and 17 João Mário.
Forwards and Wingers:
11 Diego Capel, 18 Carrillo, 9 Slimani, 36 Carlos Mané, 77 Nani, 19 Tanaka and 10 Fredy Montero.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; September 21st, 2014 at 19:59.