Jorge Jesus has taken 19 players to north of Portugal as Benfica face Gil Vicente in Barcelos this evening at 18:00 local time.
Argentine winger Salvio misses out once again due to injury whilst dutch player Ola John, who is normally selected in Salvio's absence, has also stayed in Lisbon.
Goalkeeper Paulo Lopes has been chosen ahead of Artur but it will be Júlio César named in the starting line-up.
Goalkeepers: Paulo Lopes and Júlio César
Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Jardel, André Almeida, Maxi Pereira and Eliseu
Midfielders: Talisca, Samaris, Ruben Amorim, Gaitán, Fejsa, Sulejamni, Cristante and Pizzi
Forwards: Derley, Lima and Jonas