Sporting today were eliminated from the Champions League with a 35-29 loss on their visit to the Hungarians in Veszprém in the second leg of the round of 16.
After the 30-28 defeat in Lisbon, the two-time national champions failed to reverse the tie with the Hungarian runner-up and trophy record holder in that country, and they finished their historic participation in the competition.
In the offseason, the ‘green and white’ had not passed the group stage.
The set led by Hugo Canela reached the interval to lose by 17-14 and, despite having managed to match the score (17-17) at the start of the second half, it yielded to favouritism and higher quality of the opponent.
In the ‘lions’, Frankis Carol, Marian Ghionea and Tiago Rocha, all with six goals – the last one with a 86% success rate – as well as the ‘captain’ Carlos Carneiro, with five, distances in the marker.