Sporting Lisbon centre-back Jérémy Mathieu (36) decided to retire after he picked up a knee injury during the training session on Wednesday. Mathieu joined Sporting in 2017 and made 106 appearances for the Lions, scoring 9 goals. Thus term he has made 19 Portuguese Primeira Liga appearances, having scored 1 goal. Before Sporting, French defender played for Sochaux, Toulouse, Valencia and Barcelona.
Sporting Braga lost their left-back Nuno Sequeira for more weeks after he sustained a muscle injury during the league clash against Vitoria Guimarães on Thursday. Sequeira has recorded 25 league appearances this season.
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