Portugal faces Poland without the presence of Cristiano

2018 Oct 11

A victory for Portugal today against Poland means getting very close to qualifying for the Final Four of the League of Nations. After the victory against Italy (1-0) in the debut and the tie between the Poles and Italians (1-1) in the other Group 3 match, the team of Fernando Santos would reach six points with a very comfortable leadership, with five points more than his rivals.The European champions will not be able to count on Cristiano Ronaldo, who requested a time of the selection while he deals with the controversy lived in the last days, when it came to light the accusations of an alleged violation of the ex-model Kathryn Mayorga. Without his big star, Fernando Santos will put his hopes in the collective cohesion of his team, although there are naturally some individuals that can stand out, such as those of Bernardo and André Silva, two players who go through great moments in their teams, Manchester City and Sevilla , respectively.On the other side will be Poland, who come from a disappointing World Cup, where he was eliminated in the group stage after a great qualification for Russia, where he arrived as the top seed of Group H. Playing at home and commanded by Lewandowski, who will fulfill his hundredth game with his team, Poland is practically forced to win to continue dreaming of qualifying.Facts and match informationPoland: Fabianski; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Reca; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Klich, Kurzawa; Zielinski and Lewandowski.Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Rui; Pizzi, Danilo, Willian Carvalho; Bruma, Bernardo Silva and André Silva.Referee: Del Cerro (Spain).Stadium: Silesia.Time: 20:45