Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
This. Is. It.
Zlatan versus Ronaldo part II. Winner takes all. It should be epic.
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Cristiano Ronaldo put his mark on the World Cup playoff tie against Sweden scoring the winner in Portugal on Friday night, and the Seleccao know that if they can keep a clean sheet in Stockhom on Tuesday then they’ll be going to Brazil next summer.
Shutting out Zlatan Ibrahimovic though is no easy feat. Ibra has scored 20 times in 22 games this season, weighing in with three hat-tricks, including a four-goal show in a 5-0 Champions League win against Anderlecht last month.
Sweden lost their last home match 5-3 to Germany, but previous to that the Scandinavians picked up 7 wins in 9 matches including victories over England and Norway, and the feeling is that on home soil the hosts will raise their game.
While Sweden don’t have any major selection headaches to contend with, the same is true for Paulo Bento’s Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe both returned to training on Sunday after sitting out Saturday’s session as a precaution.
Portugal’s possible XI:
Rui Patrício; João Pereira — Pepe — Bruno Alves — Fábio Coentrão; Raul Meireles — Miguel Veloso; Nani — João Moutinho — Cristiano Ronaldo; Hélder Postiga.
Sweden’s possible XI:
Andreas Isaksson; Mikael Lustig — Per Nilsson — Mikael Antonsson — Martin Olsson; Rasmus Elm — Anders Svensson; Sebastian Larsson — Zlatan Ibrahimović — Alexander Kačaniklić; Johan Elmander.