Champions League: beaten by Tottenham at the last minute, OM are eliminated from all European competitions

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Champions League: beaten by Tottenham at the last minute, OM are eliminated from all European competitions

Kolo Muani qualifies Frankfurt

Sporting Portugal only needed a draw to see the knockout stages of the Champions League and everything seemed really well on board after Arthur Gomes’ opener (39th). Frankfurt had only been dangerous thanks to Paulinho, who almost scored against his side (12th), but the balance of power changed at halftime. Oliver Glasner released Lindström, a transparent striker, to launch Rode, a midfielder who gave his team impact, and the refereeing also helped the Germans. Coates couldn’t have known he was going to touch the ball with his hand because he had his back to him, but he deflected it well and the penalty was converted by Kamada (62nd). Sporting were still qualified but Kolo Muani brilliantly extinguished their hopes, eliminating Ignacio before scoring with a cross half-volley (73rd). It is the sixth goal of the former Nantes player this season, and it is worth gold: it offers second place in the group to Frankfurt, which no longer trembled until the final whistle, while the Sporting will console themselves with third position. – A. Cl.

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