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Sporting Lisboa VS Benfica



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Sporting Lisboa VS Benfica match analysis

Big derby in Portuguese championship, with the two teams arrived with higher positions in table. But, in spite of the fact that Benfica is second in table with 45 points, Sporting is third but with 12 points less. The reason is in the great season of Benfica - 15 wins on 19 matches, winners in last nine matches in championship (since 14th of november ). On the opposite, Sporting Lisbon has only two draws in last championship matches and a less regular season. Sporting has also financial problems and for this reason was forced to sold his topscorer lledson in winter market. Both teams played on Thursday in Europa League but with different results: Benfica won at home, after the disavantage, 2-1 against Stuttgart, while Sporting obtained a draw in Scotland against Rangers. In that occasion Sporting had some important missings, specially upfront, and also for today match, some keyplayers remain out as Valdés (striker 13atts+2 5goals new topscorer with Postiga) and Evaldo (def. 19atts.), out also Izmailov (midf.). Vukcevic (midf. 12atts+4 2goals) is in doubt.. For Benfica there aren't particular problems and they should be advantaged by their really great form and problems, in e out of the field, of their opponent. Probable line ups: Sporting: Rui Patrício, João Pereira, Daniel Carriço, Polga, Torsiglieri, André Santos, Pedro Mendes, Matías Fernández, Maniche, Hélder Postiga e Yannick. Benfica: Roberto, Maxi Pereira, Sidnei, Luisão, Fábio Coentrão, Salvio, Javi García, Aimar, Gaitán, Saviola e Cardozo.
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