Regarding the team that won the derby with Sporting, coach Nélson Veríssimo left Tomás Tavares and Nuno Tavares, who failed the game due to injury, keeping the remaining 10 players.
For his part, Sérgio Conceição made two changes in relation to the formation he lost 2-1 in Braga, in the closing of the Portuguese First League of football, in an 'eleven' in which Uribe and Luis Díaz remained, both recovered from injuries.
The news is the return of Mbemba and Marega, who had missed the game in the 'quarry' due to injury and punishment, respectively. Diogo Leite and Soares leave, both relegated to the bench.
In addition to these two players, they are also substitutes in ‘blue and white’ Marchesín, Loum, Romário Baró, Sérgio Oliveira, João Mário, Vítor Ferreira and Aboubakar.
On the 'reds' side, Svilar, Tomás Tavares, Ferro, Florentino, Taarabt, Rafa, Jota, Dyego Sousa and Vinícius, the best scorer in the 2019/20 edition of the I Liga, are on the bench.
The coaches will each be able to make six substitutions, the five allowed in the 'covid-19' era 'and one extra in the extra time, and, if they do not exhaust the regular time, they move on to extra time.
Benfica and FC Porto meet today in the 80th final of the Portuguese Cup in football, at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, from 20:45, behind closed doors, due to the pandemic of covid-19, with arbitration by from Porto Artur Soares Dias.
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