Benfica coach decided to spare some players and promote some surprises.
Bruno Lage once again surprises with Benfica’s starting eleven for the trip to Croatia, where the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 is played against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
As in the last round, in front of Galatasaray, the coach of the incarnates decided to spare some important players and to call others who may even debut in the jersey of the main team.
This is the case of the young Nuno Santos, who turns out to be the great surprise of the list of elected. From the outside were André Almeida, Pizzi, and Jonas, such as Jardel, Conti, and Fejsa, who continue to have physical problems.
Check the starters list:
Goalkeeper: Ivan Zlobin, Odysseas and Mile Svilar;
Defenses: Rúben Dias, Grimaldo, Yuri Ribeiro, Sébastien Corchia and Ferro;
Midfielders: Zivkovic, Samaris, Nuno Santos, Rafa, Gedson Fernandes, Franco Cervi, Krovinovic, Florentino and Gabriel;
Forward: Seferovic, João Félix and Jota.