FC Porto – Sporting Lisbon, who will suffer first defeat in the championship?

Derby this stage will be held in Portugal between Porto and Sporting Lisbon.

Porto is leading the championship, two points behind second place. Stage last ,, dragons’ won 3-1 on the field Arouca. Porto but does not have the same fate in the Champions League, where he was defeated by the middle of this week Zenit with 0-1. As in the second stage of that competition, in Porto clash against Russian band lost everything in the final minutes. At home, ,, dragons’ are doing extraordinary championship in 21 stages losing only two points. Furthermore, the hosts’ have received only one goal in the previous five such games, Benfica managed this feat. Despite that defeat to Zenit and Porto’s players are criticized by the media, coach Paulo Fonseca said the atmosphere is optimistic the team. In view of this party, Quintero will miss being injured in his place can get Herrera player who would attend the first duel between Porto and Sporting.

Sporting Lisbon are in second place, two points behind leaders Porto. Last week, he played Sporting in Portuguese Cup, beating the score 8-1 with a team from the lower leagues. After 3 weeks, the seventh round, the team coached by Leonardo Jardim won 4-0 against Setubal. Sporting and, like Porto, unbeaten in the Liga Sagres. Salim Cisse can not play in this game, twisting his head in Guinea this week to match the second team and Sporting Covilha. Before Sunday’s game, the coach side trying to be more relaxed, saying that the match against Porto it is common and that will not change strategy Sporting had in previous games.

Porto and Sporting have met 56 times before, the first time in 1919. Of the 33 games played with Porto as host Sporting scored only two wins ,, dragons’ winning 21 times, 10 games terminandu- in a draw. Last season, as two seasons ago, moreover, Dragao Porto defeated 2-0. Neither of the two parties has not finished with 22 players on the court. If two seasons ago were eliminated from Sporting two players and one from Porto last edition we had one elimination to guests.