The big surprise on in the Sporting squad that is traveling to Porto is the inclusion of Russian midfielder, Marat Izmailov. The injury-prone player has recovered from his knee surgery back in September of last year, and may feature coming off from the bench.
It will also be the first appearance for Izmailov this season – and after he laid in to the Sporting medical staff and management earlier this year.
Full squad to for Porto: (via Record)
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Tiago
Defenders: Torsiglieri, Polga, Evaldo, Carriço, Cédric, Nuno André Coelho, Abel
Midfielders: Izmailov, Matías, Valdés, Zapater, André Santos, Salomão, Vukcevic, Cristiano
Forwards: Saleiro, Yannick, Postiga