With seven victims due to positive cases of Covid-19, two long standing injuries (Lucas Verissimo and Rodrigo Pinho) and one suspended (Andre Almeida, dismissed in the match with FC Porto, in Dragao), Nelson Verissimo made his debut. Sunday at Luz in this second spell as head coach of Eagles thanks to several changes in the squad in connection with the departure of the last round.
But he still has to maintain the form he presented at their first meeting, in which he forced the return of 4x4x2, foregoing the 3x4x3 that Jorge Jesus put into practice during the first half of this season.
Changes start from the beginning. Flashodemus tested positive for the new coronavirus during the week, as did Svilar, so Helton Leite will take his place in the net with Leo Kokubo, of Team B, on the bench. Otamendi returns to the defense line, who, by all indications, will be a teammate of Morato, and Grimaldo also returns, who missed the Dragon due to Covid-19.
It will be the midfield that will, as expected, have fewer changes with Nelson Verissimo who has the same four players who featured in the last match, along with Rafa Weigl, Joao Mario and Everton.
The offensive duo will be completely new. Yarmashuk is out due to Covid-19, but Darwin Nunez is back, recovering from a left foot injury. Accompanied by the Uruguayan, everything indicates that Seferovic will be in place of Gonzalo Ramos. A pair of eyes on goal.