The dizziness of this week’s competitive calendar takes Rio Ave FC to a new game just 72 hours after completing the previous round in the Liga Portugal Betclic.
This Saturday, the Rio fans will travel to Estádio do Dragão, for the round 20 match, because FC Porto will play the following Wednesday in the Portuguese Cup.
With only two preparatory training sessions carried out, Luís Freire has the challenge of presenting a competitive team with little time to rest after the draw against Estoril.
However, the ambition is total to obtain three more points, with Rio Ave FC looking to return to triumphs.
Miguel Nóbrega, who has already served his punishment, is once again available. Conversely, Amine will be forced out for receiving the 5th yellow card in Wednesday’s match.
André Pereira and Ukra, injured, will also miss tomorrow’s game.
FC Porto and Rio Ave FC meet at Dragão for the 36th time, in what is the 70th game between the two clubs. At FC Porto’s home ground, Rio Ave FC only won once, in the 1980s, so the opportunity to write history is yet another stimulus for tomorrow.
In the first round, in Vila do Conde, Rio Ave FC came very close to beating the Dragons, losing the advantage in added time, with the result ending in favor of FC Porto (1-2). Costinha scored the Vilacondenses goal.
António Nobre referees the 20th round match, scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.