Sporting returned to compromise and reached a historic result: debuted losing (1-2) with Famalicão. Coates, who had already committed three penalties against Rio Ave, scored in the goal itself that sealed the final result.
Sporting returned yesterday, Monday, to lameness. In need of victories and good displays like those who need bread for their mouths, the lion postponed his roar and, in front of a Famalicão who entered leader for the journey and left leader, fell with a crash.
Coates, who had already had a day to forget in the game against Rio Ave, has once again become the hangman of a team that seems afraid to expose itself to the game.
After a good first half, always stronger than their opponents, Sporting fell after 88 minutes, thanks to a Coates own goal.
However, this was not the only negative note to remove from the match. Because without their captain, the green and white even disguised some difficulties in the second half, but the second part showed a frightening lion… to their fans.
With Leonel Pontes on time, as the coach himself has argued several times, the Alvalade court is unlikely to let this result pass without an internal upheaval. If the whistles are normal, the upsets to Frederico Varandas have been rising in pitch, and so the green and white volcano seems to come ever closer to exploding.