Braga just won 2-1 so we need 3 points here to keep at least a 3 point cushion on Braga and a cushion on Benfica (although they haven't played yet). We're playing 10th place Academica at home, so 3 points are definitely expected but you never know. Let's see how we come out! Our XI: Helton (GK) Sapunaru (RB) Alvaro (LB) Maicon & Rolando (CB's) Fernando (DM) Moutinho & Lucho (CM's) James & Hulk (LW & RW) Janko (ST) Otamendi gets the game off as Maicon moves to CB and Sapunaru plugs the hole at RB. Everything else is pretty routine, James gets into the XI with Varela still out and Djalma moves to the bench from last week's XI. Bench: Bracali (GK) Sandro (LB) Otamendi (CB) Defour (CM) Cristian Rodriguez & Djalma (LW & RW) Kleber (ST) Names I recognize in Academica's XI: David Simao (the kid who scored a wonder free kick for Portugal U21?) Cedric Soares & Adrien Silva (both on loan from Sporting?) Edinho (formerly of Malaga? Or is on loan from Malaga?) Game time in 10 mins!