Jorge Jesus has included Serbian midfielder Sulejmani ahead of the important clash against Braga this afternoon as Talisca is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. The 26-year-old has rarely featured this season due to prolonged injury which saw him pushed down in the pecking order, though likely to be named in the substitute bench.

Sílvio and Cristante have been left out due to option. Defender César remains injured whilst Fejsa played for Benfica B on Wednesday to regain match fitness with his first game of the season.

Goalkeepers: Artur and Júlio César

Defenders: Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Eliseu, Lisandro López, André Almeida and Jardel

Midfielders: Rúben Amorim, Samaris, Ola John, Salvio, Gaitán, Pizzi and Sulejmani

Forwards: Derley, Lima, and Jonas