It’s “official”: Paulinho is absent from the Clássico, against Porto, in the next round. The revelation was made by Rúben Amorim. The day after the 3-0 victory against Rio Ave, the Lions coach confirmed that the striker will also miss the game against the Blues and Whites.

After a less good performance in the first round, in Braga, Paulinho ended up injured in training last Friday. Rúben Amorim hasn’t revealed whether the green and white striker will be able to host Chaves in the La Liga Portugal fourth round.

Thus, Amorim should again bet on a mobile attack, with Pedro Gonçalves, Trincão and Edwards.

The match between Sporting and Porto is scheduled for August 20 (Saturday), at 8:30 p.m., at the Estádio do Dragão.


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