Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Taça 15/16, R4/ SPORTING 2-1 Benfica - AET / Alvalade, 21.11.2015, 21:00 CET
Taça de Portugal 2015/2016
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon,
21.11.2015, 21:00 CET
Ref: Jorge Sousa (AF Porto)
SPORTING CP 2-1 Benfica
(Adrien 45'+3', Slimani 112'; Mitroglou 6')
Third derby of the season, this time for a competition which we hold the title and for the first time played in Alvalade. Sporting won clearly and deservedly the previous two, one in neutral ground and the other at our opponent's stadium. For this reason, and also because we have shown so far this season to have a better team and a better coach than our old rivals, I think we are favourites. This is in any case always an unpredictable game and the recent history of the last times these two faced each other for the Cup tells that very clearly.
Sporting's players have more minutes played and more travelling hours than Benfica's after the international break. Bryan Ruiz and Teo Gutiérrez are those that probably are more tired and we also have players recovering from injuries (Ewerton and Jefferson). In spite of this I expect Sporting to show why we won the SuperCup and why we gave them a thrashing at Luz.
Here is the list of players called by JJ, which is the same of the previous derby at Luz with the exception of Naldo who is suspended:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; November 21st, 2015 at 22:56.