Wednesday’s Taça da Liga draw saw Sporting put into Group A along side Rio Ave, Gil Vicente and Moreirense.
Sporting have still yet to win the new competition and were knocked out of the last year’s cup by Benfica through a late Javi García strike.
The draw is somewhat favourable having avoided the possibility of being paired with Vitória de Guimarães and Marítimo – a fate which was reserved for Benfica.
The fixtures will take place in the new year although the exact date is not yet set. On the 2/3rd January Sporting will travel to face Rio Ave, play at home to Moreirense on the 18th and finally home to Gil Vicente on 4th/5th February.
The final is set to be played in Coimbra on the 14th April. As always the full set of upcoming matches can be found on the Results / Fixtures page.