Football

03 April 2019, 22h45

Sporting-Benfica, for the 2nd leg of the Portuguese Cup semifinals at Estádio José Alvalade (8:45 pm). The eagles start this derby in the lead after a 2-1 win at Estádio da Luz. Follow the match commentary live on the MATCH CENTER of the Official Website.

 

Desconto Equipamento Principal Adidas Benfica

PRE-MATCH

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Referee of the derby

Hugo Miguel, a referee from AF Lisboa, was appointed by the Refereeing Committee of the Portuguese Football Federation to whistle the Sporting-Benfica match for the 2nd leg of the Portuguese Cup semifinals, at 8:45 pm this Wednesday, at Estádio José Alvalade.

Jardel

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Mile Svilar and Ivan Zlobin;

Defenders: Jardel, André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo and Corchia;

Midfielders: Zivkovic, Fejsa, Samaris, Pizzi, Gabriel, Gedson Fernandes, Rafa and Taarabt;

Forwards: Seferovic, Jonas, João Félix and Jota.

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Injury Report

The coach Bruno Lage has three players unavailable due to injury.

Bruno Lage's preview

"It will be a match that gives us the opportunity to fight for a title. We are at halftime and winning with a short 2-1 result, and we must be at our best level", claimed the coach of Benfica.

Derbi

Benfica in search of the other 37

In the 1st leg match, on February 6, at Estádio da Luz, Benfica won by 2-1, with a goal from Gabriel and an own-goal from Ilori; Bruno Fernandes pulled one back for the lions. The eternal derby returns to bring Lisbon to a halt. The Reds have already played 305 matches against Sporting and have the upper hand in the duel: 132 triumphs against 108 losses. The Club is already the record holder in presences and finals won: 36 and 26, respectively.

Last update: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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