With FC Porto and Benfica on top of the table with healthy squads, this edition of O Classico is sure to be a fantastic one. Benfica are without Enzo Perez due to injury while Porto's James Rodriguez is suspended, but everyone else who might be first choice is good to go. Porto are in their usual 4-3-3 lineup, while Benfica are in their usual 4-2-3-1. The purchase of Axel Witsel has allowed for the reuniting of the Oscar Cardozo-Pablo Aimar combination up front, while Porto has gone with an attacking version of their 4-3-3, starting both Joao Moutinho and Fredy Guarin. Here are the lineups.
Porto lineup (4-3-3): Helton; Fucile, Otamendi, Rolando, Álvaro Pereira; Fernando, Moutinho, Guarín; Varela, Kléber, Hulk
Subs from: Bracali, Maicon, Souza, Belluschi, Defour, C. Rodríguez, Walter
Benfica lineup (4-2-3-1): Artur; Maxi, Luisão, Garay, Emerson; Javi García, Witsel; Nolito, Aimar, Gaitán; Cardozo
Subs from: Eduardo, Jardel, Amorim, Matic, Bruno César, Saviola, Rodrigo
We'll have coverage throughout the game in our FC Porto vs. Benfica StoryStream. Kickoff is at 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm local and the game is being broadcast on ESPN3 in the USA.