Benfica have announced the 22-man squad for the game against Boavista and the highlight is for the inclusion of defenses Hermes, Kalaica and Pedro Pereira.
The three players, along with Paulo Lopes, third goalkeeper of the squad, can also become national champions.
With the national title won coach Rui Vitória left out Nélson Semedo, Grimaldo,Fejsa and the winger Carrillo.
Guarda-redes: Ederson, Júlio César e Paulo Lopes;
Defesas: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelof, Eliseu, Pedro Pereira, Hermes, Kalaica e André Almeida;
Médios: Felipe Augusto, Samaris, André Horta, Pizzi, Cervi, Salvio, Rafa e Zivkovic;
Avançados: Raúl, Jonas e Mitroglou.
|Full name||Branimir Kalaica|
|Date of birth||1 June 1998|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 in) 1⁄2|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2015–2016||Dinamo Zagreb B||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2016.|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2016