21 February 2009

Nuno Gomes played last 10 minutes, Helder Postiga injured and replaced in 27th minute- Sporting 3-2 Benfica Feb 21 2009 Which strikers will be called?

Which striker will be on Queiroz's call up list for the next game Portugal v. Sweden, March 28, 2009? Are Nuno Gomes and Helder Postiga off the list for now?

These Portugal strikers had bad luck today in the game Sporting 3-2 Benfica.

Nuno Gomes- still not in the starting lineup. Quique put him on the 79th minute to replace Ruben Amorim.

Helder Postiga- bad luck. The Portuguese striker that's in best shape in the Portuguese league was in the starting lineup! However, he got injured on the left knee during the game and had to be replaced in the 27th minute. After the game, Sporting's medical department said that it's unlikely for Postiga to be fit for this wednesday's Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

Match information:
LIGA SAGRES - Matchday 19

Estádio José Alvalade, em Lisboa
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Leiria), auxiliado por Bertino Miranda e José Cardinal

SPORTING - Tiago; Pedro Silva, Carriço, Polga e Grimi; Izmailov, Rochemback, Moutinho e Vukcevic; Postiga e Liedson.

Substitutes: Ricardo Batista; Tonel, Caneira, Pereirinha, Romagnoli, Derlei e Yannick
Coach: Paulo Bento.

BENFICA - Moreira; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Sidnei e David Luiz; Ruben Amorim, Katsouranis, Yebda e Reyes; Aimar e Suazo.

Substitutes: Quim; Miguel Vítor, Binya, Carlos Martins, Di María, Nuno Gomes e Cardozo.
Coach: Quique Flores.

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