Jorge Jesus summoned 23 players to travel to Rome, where Benfica will host Arsenal as a visitor, in a match counting for the first leg of the Europa League round of 32.
Gilberto is fully recovered from the muscle fatigue that kept him from the last game against Moreirense and is part of the squad after having integrated this Wednesday’s training without apparent limitations.
André Almeida and Jardel are the only ones absent due to injury. The lateral one recovers from the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the internal lateral ligament of the right knee, while the Brazilian captain is accounted for with a muscular rupture in the right thigh.
Benfica will host Arsenal at the Olympic Games in Rome, as travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom do not allow matches to be held at Emirates or at Estádio da Luz. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 8 pm, with report in Renaissance and monitoring, to the minute, in rr.sapo.pt.
Goalkeeper: Helton, Svilar and Vlachodimos;
Defenses: João Ferreira, Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Lucas Veríssimo, Grimaldo and Nuno Tavares;
Medium: Diogo Gonçalves, Chiquinho, Cervi, Pedrinho, Adel Taarabt, Julian Weigl, Everton, Gabriel, Rafa and Pizzi;
Advanced: Darwin, Seferovic e Waldschmidt.
Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.
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