After a good match against Moreirense, with the Europa League group already settled, Sporting went to the LASK Linz stronghold this Thursday with nothing to lose. Therefore, Jorge Silas, deprived of Mathieu by injury and Bruno Fernandes by punishment, opted to rotate much of the team, but paid the bill.
If Emanuel Ferro had promised a first water lion, it is unlikely that fans can be satisfied with the green and white performance.
Disconnected, without a tear, with low intensity, Jorge Jesus’s pupils ended the first time losing 2-0 and with one less player.
After suffering the first, Renan fouled his area in a difficult move to explain, was expelled and forced Silas to move immediately.
The coach moved, but the team did not respond and suffered the second. In a second half when more luso rotation was expected, the leonina team very rarely reached the front, and to make matters worse, they suffered another goal after falling down.
With this result the lions have lost the lead of their group and now, on Monday’s draw, they risk facing a more difficult opponent.