NEWS
Thursday October 11 2018
Line-ups: Poland-Portugal

Poland and Portugal go head-to-head in a potentially crucial game in Italy’s Nations League group, with Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek against Andre Silva.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

The Azzurri have already played both teams in this tournament, drawing 1-1 at home with Poland and losing 1-0 in Portugal.

The Nazionale’s next match will be in Poland on Sunday evening.

There is a definite Serie A feel to the game, particularly Poland, who start Sampdoria defender Bartosz Bereszynski, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski and Genoa hitman Piatek.

It has been a record-shattering start to the season for 23-year-old Piatek, who scored nine goals in seven Serie A appearances.

He is the first player since Christian Vieri to net in each of the first seven rounds and also added four goals in a single Coppa Italia game.

Portugal field Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo, his Napoli counter-part Mario Rui and Milan-owned striker Andre Silva, who has rediscovered his form to a spectacular degree on loan at Sevilla.

Poland: Fabianski; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Jedrzejczyk; Zielinski, Krychowiak, Klich, Kurzawa; Lewandowski, Piatek

Poland bench: Szczesny, Dragowski, Pietrzak, Kedziora, Goralski, Milik, Linetty, Grosicki, Szymanski, Blaszczykowski, Kadzior, Kaminski

Portugal: Rui Patricio; Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Mario Rui; William, Ruben Neves, Pizzi; Rafa, Andrè Silva, Bernardo Silva

Portugal bench: Claudio Ramos, Beto, Luis Neto, Rodrigues, Renato Sanches, Eder, Danilo, Sergio Oliveira, Bruno Fernandes, Cedric, Helder Costa

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