Missing Players and team news:
Rio Ave will be boosted by the return of experienced full-back Ivo Pinto, who served a suspension last time out for a red card. Former Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has recently moved into a more attacking role on the right wing, and he could continue in the attacking line alongside Junior Brandao and Gelson Dala. Goalkeeper Antonio Adan will return to the Sporting Lisbon XI after serving a suspension last time out. The experienced Spanish stopper has kept an impressive tally of 17 clean sheets in 29 league games this season, and he will take his spot back from Luis Maximiano, who deputised in his absence for the Nacional victory. They will also be boosted by the return of centre-back Goncalo Inacio from suspension, reforming their familiar back three alongside Zouhair Feddal and captain Sebastian Coates. Paulinho will lead the line with the support of winger Pedro Goncalves, who has recorded 17 goals and four assists in 28 league games in his first season in the Portuguese capital.