03 February 2019, 19h36
Artur Soares Dias, referee from the AF Porto, was appointed by the Conselho de Arbitragem of Federação Portuguesa de Futebol for the Sporting-Benfica match, in Round 20 of Liga NOS, this Sunday at 5:30 pm, at Estádio José Alvalade.
Goalkeepers: Svilar and Odysseas;
Defenders: Ferro, Jardel, André Almeida, Rúben Dias and Grimaldo;
Midfielders: Krovinovic, Samaris, Pizzi, Gabriel, Gedson, Rafa, Cervi and Salvio;
Forwards: Seferovic, Jota and João Félix.
In the reverse fixture for the Liga NOS (matchday 3), on August 25, 2018, there was a draw (1-1) between eagles and lions at Estádio da Luz. Back then José Peseiro was still the head coach of Sporting – he was sacked in November and replaced by Marcel Keizer, after a short period with Tiago Fernandes as the caretaker. The lions sit 4th with 39 points, as the result of 12 wins, three draws, and four losses.
Huge Benfica thrashed the rival
A emphatic display led the Benfica to an undisputed triumph (2-4) in the derby at Sporting's home ground on Matchday 20 of the Liga NOS.
Pizzi: “We are in the fight and we are strong”
Benfica won in Alvalade “fairly” and “the numbers could even have been higher”, analyzed the Portuguese international.