Ahead of Tuesdays Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv at Estádio do Dragão, Porto faces lower division Sertanense in the third round of the Portuguese Cup.
Jesualdo Ferreira is using this time wisely as many members return from international duty and he wants to make sure they are recovered for next weeks important match. Equally the outcome of this match should never been in doubt and it is a perfect occasion to baptize a number of players into the lineup. Cristian Săpunaru, Lucho González, Jorge Fucile, Cristian Rodríguez, Bruno Alves, Freddy Guarín and Raul Meireles have all been excluded with the following roster named:
Nelson Benítez, Mario Bolatti, Candeias, Ernesto Farías, Fernando, Hulk, Lino, Lisandro, Mariano, Nuno, Pedro Emanuel, Pelé, Rolando, Stepanov, Tarik Sektioui, Tengarrinha, Tomás Costa, Hugo Ventura