Another mixed evening for Portuguese clubs

Another mixed evening for Portuguese clubs

Neither Sporting Lisbon nor Benfica were able to win the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League.

We could have hoped for the best for the last two Portuguese teams competing for the Europa League. this Wednesday On this Thursday, Sporting Lisbon and then Benfica faced their rivals. At home, Atalanta captivated the Whites for the first time, whom they met twice in the group stage.

Without Viktor Geukeris or Morten Hjulmand at the start of the match, Ruben Amorim's men managed to open the scoring through Paulinho (17). But a few minutes before the end of the first half, Italian striker Gianluca Scamaca equalized (39'). Since the start of the second half, the Lions coach has made three changes, including the introduction of Gyokeris and Heulmand. However, the result no longer changes, and therefore the athletes will have to secure qualification in Bergamo next Thursday.

Also at home, Encarnado was suspended for probation by Rangers (2-2), After a heavy defeat against Porto last weekend (5-0). The Lisbon team quickly fell behind with a goal by Tom Lawrence (7), and was able to equalize only in stoppage time at the end of the first half from a penalty kick executed by Angel Di Maria (45+2). But in the process, even before the two teams were sent back to the locker room, Dujon Sterling gave his team the advantage (45+5).

Joao Neves and his teammates dominated the next 45 minutes with an own goal scored by centre-back Connor Goldson (67). However, they were unable to win and will also have to book their place in the quarter-finals with their rivals next Thursday in Glasgow.

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