Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Taça 15/16, R16/ Braga 4-3 SPORTING, AET / Braga, 16.12.2015, 21:00 CET
Taça de Portugal 2015/2016
Round of 16
Estádio Cidade de Braga,
16.12.2015, 21:00 CET
Ref: Fábio Veríssimo (AF Leiria)
Braga 4-3 SPORTING CP
Cup time with what is a reedition of last year's epic final that we've so brilliantly won. We are visiting a team that has been hyped by the whole press but that I keep thinking is not as good as they think they are. It's true that they are probably the best side in Portugal bar the Big 3 but that's not really a huge statement of quality. Having said so it's obvious they have a few good players, mostly attacking ones, but they haven't shown that woderful football that our press keeps claiming they do.
Sporting is strong even if not playing at the level that I believe this squad will be able to. We will miss Teo who probably felt the effort made in the last two matches and that's not an easy player to replace right now because Montero hasn't been in form. Hopefully he will step in and show his true value tonight. I expect JJ to field an XI composed of those players that have played more regularly so far this season and...let's get our 8th consecutive win!
Here is the list of the 19 players called by JJ:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; December 20th, 2015 at 21:35.