Taremi and Galeno within the XI in opposition to Sporting. In 9 video games, Irani has by no means misplaced to the Lions. Conceição with all of the weapons within the recreation through which he needs to make historical past. The striker and winger scored a mixed 32 objectives this season. Doubts between Tony Martinez and Pepe.
Sérgio Conceição will likely be betting on what could possibly be a historic recreation for FC Porto, who’ve by no means received the League Cup, and for the coach himself, eyeing Artur Jorge’s throne.
In that sense, Taremi and Galeno returned to the Dragons’ eleven for the match in opposition to Sporting, thus dropping Namaso and Veron. That is, the heavy artillery will take to the pitch of Municipal de Leiria and assist FC Porto finish their curse within the League Cup. And we’re “solely” speaking concerning the workforce’s two finest scorers (32 objectives collectively, not counting assists), who deserved a relaxation within the semi-final match with Ac. Visu. Irani solely got here on within the 81st minute and the Portuguese-Brazilian performed the final half-hour.
Taremi, furthermore, has glorious recollections of the battle with the lions. Suffice it to say that he’s unbeaten in 9 video games, together with 4 wins and 5 attracts, together with the 2 occasions he confronted Sporting whereas enjoying for Rio Ave. In truth, the primary assembly served as a calling card: he conceded three penalties at Alvalade and was decisive in a 3-2 victory, even with out the decision to transform from 11 meters. For FC Porto, Mehdi scored two objectives and supplied three assists in opposition to tonight’s opponent.
Galeno additionally is aware of what it is like to attain in opposition to Alvalade’s facet – one aim for FC Porto and one other for Braga this season – however the steadiness is clearly unfavorable: 5 wins, one draw and 9 defeats. On the opposite hand, the winger is the one member of the blue and white squad who is aware of what it is prefer to win this trophy.
Returning at eleven o’clock, just one query stays tonight: who will assist Taremi within the assault. Tony Martinez – which was not used with AV. Viseu – has been his accomplice in latest occasions and leaves in “pole place”, however Pepê also can seem there.
Evanilson already enters the choice
Sérgio Conceição didn’t announce the workforce tonight as typical, however O JOGO is aware of that Evanilsson educated and put collectively a variety of choices for the Classic. However, it isn’t sure that it is going to be included within the recreation sheet. “Grujic will not be out there. Evanilsson, already working within the group, wants some extra time, however he’s out there”, Porto’s coach talked about within the preview. The striker, bear in mind, injured the collateral ligament of the proper knee with Gil Vicente (December 22).
Possible XI for FC Porto: Claudio Ramos; Joao Mario, Pepe, Marcano and Wendell; Otávio, Eustaquio, Uribe and Galeno; Taremi and Tony Martinez.
Sporting-FC Porto, within the League Cup Final, kicks off this Saturday at 7:45pm, in Leiria.