08 December 2018, 22h31
Goalkeepers: Svilar and Odysseas;
Defenders: Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Jardel and André Almeida;
Midfielders: Fejsa, Gabriel, Cervi, Alfa Semedo, Zivkovic, Pizzi, Rafa, João Félix and Gedson;
Forwards: Jonas, Seferovic and Castillo.
Carlos Xistra, a referee from AF Castelo Branco, was appointed by the Refereeing Committee of the Portuguese Football Federation to whistle the V. Setúbal-Benfica, from matchday 12 of the 2018/19 Liga NOS, at 8:30 pm this Saturday at Estádio do Bonfim.
The coach of Benfica, Rui Vitória, launched the match against for round 12 of the Liga NOS. He expects a difficult opponent, but he believes that the squad can decide matches. He also mentioned he relies on all players.
From the last season to this one there are a lot of changes and many new faces in the squad from the sadinos. 17 players came in, 19 left the club and there is even a new coach at the club: Lito Vidigal. None the less, despite having a practically new squad in 2018/19, V. Setúbal has been carrying out a good season start: they sit 7th in the Liga NOS, they are present in the eighth-finals of the Portuguese Cup, where they will host SC Braga, and are in the group stage of the League Cup, but with no chance of going through to the final four.
Jonas: “Happy for the three points”
The Brazilian striker scored the winner at Bonfim, a goal that was worth three points in a very difficult match.
Benfica's squad list for the match against V. Setúbal
The options of the coach Rui Vitória for the match from round 12 of the Liga NOS.
Rui Vitória, the coach of Benfica, has four players unavailable for the match against Bayern, in matchday 1 of the Champions League group stage.
Liga NOS: X-ray of V. Setúbal
Benfica's next opponent in the championship is in the 7th place and comes from two wins in the last two matches.