Roger Schmitd, Benfica coach, took on two problems due to injury in the team this Saturday afternoon for the clash with Estoril, on Sunday, 20.30 hours, in Amoreira. Gonçalo Ramos is in doubt and Aursnes is guaranteed retirement
“Gonçalo Ramos is in doubt, tomorrow we will see. And Frederik (Aursnes) will be out of the next three games. He has a muscle problem and is not available”, assumed the Benfica coach. The striker suffered an ankle problem and the Norwegian suffered a thigh problem. In addition to the double “journey” with Estoril, Liga and Taça de Portugal, the midfielder also misses the confrontation with Gil Vicente.
On the other hand, the official also confirmed the absence of Draxler, but revealed the hope of already having the German in the duel with the gilistas.
On the other hand, he praised his opponent, guided by Nelson Veríssimo, former coach of the eagles. “They play very well, they are physically strong and brave with the ball. It will be a difficult game, but we are prepared. We play top football and we want to win”, he underlined about his opponent.
Benfica is trying against Estoril, Sunday (20.30 hours), to extend the cycle of unbeaten run that has already gone 22 matches (18 wins and four draws). The eagles return to Amoreira where last season they drew 1-1, in a duel of bad memory that made them lose the leadership of the League.
Enzo Fernández, absent in Israel due to suspension, returns to the starting eleven.