Sporting-Benfica, a match from round 20 of the Liga NOS at Estádio José Alvalade. Final score: 2-4.
Benfica's starting XI: Odysseas; André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Jardel and Grimaldo; Samaris, Gabriel, Pizzi and Rafa; João Félix and Seferovic.
Substitutes: Svilar, Ferro, Gedson, Cervi, Salvio, Krovinovic and Jota.
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.