Eliseu has returned to the Benfica squad after almost two months out with a thigh complaint. Branimir Kalaica has been promoted from Benfica B, but the Eagles are still without Guillermo Celis (knee), Ljubomir Fejsa (thigh) and Raúl Jiménez (groin). Victor Lindelöf and Eduardo Salvio have both been omitted.
Álex Grimaldo successfully underwent abdominal surgery in Madrid yesterday and could be back in as little as six weeks.
Benfica versus Leixões gets underway at the Estádio da Luz at 20:30 tonight, with a place in the Portuguese Cup semi-finals at stake.
Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César
Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Eliseu, Jardel, Nélson Semedo, Kalaica and André Almeida
Midfielders: Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Pizzi, Zivkovic, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Danilo
Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes