The Porto today receives the Lokomotiv Moscow and a victory in the Dragão would leave the Portuguese team virtually qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Leader of Group D with seven points, the team of Sérgio Conceição arrives motivated with the leadership of the Portuguese league and after the victory in the last European day before the same rival today, in Moscow, when he won 1-3, with an exhibition of Casillas, who stopped a penalty.
Porto will only have one loss for the match, that of Aboubakar, who is recovering from surgery on his left knee.
Who does not aim to the titular equipment once more is the Mexican Héctor Herrera, who seems to be with the days counted in the Oporto. The midfielder has refused to renew and ends his contract next summer, which he says will leave the club in January, according to the Portuguese press. Roma would be the most likely destination and would be willing to pay about 10 million euros for the 28-year-old player.
So Herrera has not played the last two games and his substitute, Spanish Óliver Torres, has been one of the best of the team in recent days.
With the good moment of Óliver, the injury of Aboubakar and the absence of Tiquinho Soares, who is not registered in Champions, it is most likely that Conceição bet on an attack with Marega as center forward and Otávio in the playmaker, ahead of Danilo and Óliver and between the Tecatito Corona and Brahimi, which will make ends.
The Lokomotiv, meanwhile, is bottom of the group and Anton Miranchuk deposited their hope to try to add their first points in this Champions. The 23-year-old playmaker scored six goals in his last four matches on the team, which is second in the Russian Premier League standings.