Benfica and SC Braga faceoff in the day 1 of Liga NOS this Wednesday. The game kicks off at 4:00 PM EST at Estádio da Luz, Lisbon. Benfica TV will be providing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
Head-to-Head: Benfica always had an upper hand over Braga. They have won all of last five encounters with Braga. The Archbishops will be hoping to turn the tables this time when they meet in the season opener.
Date and Time: August 9th, 2017 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
TV: Benfica TV (US)
Benfica enters the season strong and has been dominating the Portuguese football in the last few years. New players in the line-up will be the moving force of the team.
Goalkeepers – Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela
Defenders – Lisandro, Eliseu, Jardel, André Almeida, Luisão, and Aurélio Buta
Midfielders – Fejsa, M. Chrien, Diogo Gonçalves, Filipe Augusto, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, and João Carvalho
Forwards – Raul, Seferovic, Jonas, and Rafa
Abel Ferreira has called a 19 players squad for the first round of the championship:
Matheus, Xadas, Danilo, Rosic, Jefferson, Hassan, Rui Fonte, Fábio M., Fransérgio, Raul Silva, Vukcevic, Paulinho, R. Horta, A. Moreira, Bruno Viana, R. Esgaio, Jordão, Neto, and M. Goiano.
Wilson Eduardo is out of this session as the player has suffered an injury in the right adductor.
Braga takes the trip to Lisbon with three new players among the group, the return of Bruno Jordão and the debutants Neto and Paulinho. So early high octane action is expected of these young guns in the match.