Rafa is not on Benfica’s squad for tonight’s derby with Sporting, in Alvalade. The Portuguese international did not recover from the physical problems that kept him away from the match with Liverpool and is also out of Nélson Veríssimo’s options for the clash with the rival of the 2nd Circular.
Regarding the Champions League clash with Liverpool, on Wednesday, only Svilar and Pedro Álvaro left.
Here is the list of invitees:
Goalkeeper: Helton Leite and Odysseas;
Defenses: Vertonghen, Otamendi, André Almeida, Gilberto, Valentino, Grimaldo and Morato;
Averages: Weigl, Nemanja, Diogo Gonçalves, Taarabt, Meite, João Mário, Everton, Gil Dias and Paulo Bernardo;
Advanced: Seferovic, Darwin, Yaremchuk and Gonçalo Ramos.