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Staynes

Watching the DAZN highlights seems like Frankfurt collapsed for like 10 mins and gave it all away. Seemingly the better team in the first half.


Hungry-Class9806

Parabéns lagartada!!!! ☺️☺️☺️


LusoAustralian

Unlucky for Frankfurt, I think the result is fair but the margin is a bit much. We looked great and our front 3 is finally gelling a lot more, love the fluidity in their movement. I think Frankfurt players were a bit intimidated by the occasion maybe? Forwards looked nervous and heads dropped when they conceded. First champions league game for a lot of the players though I think so maybe we got lucky to get this match first up before they get more familiar with the competition. Loved the tactical battle in Frankfurt's space controlling press and our highly possession based. Game had good ebbs and flows in the dominance and chances created.


josh_x444

Well, welcome to the UCL. Glad to get that game out of the way.


BadDeath

Why this one specifically


josh_x444

First game in the UCL. Bound to be some nerves associated, so I’m not overly surprised by the result. Hopefully we can get our feet under us and have a better showing in matchday 2 next week.


FrancescoliBestUruEv

Frankfurt are really weak...not champions material at all


dmdim

Aged well


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Hungry-Class9806

You beat the worst Barca in decades and West Ham and you think that makes you CL level? Loooooool


VUZKolgik

Such a stupid comment.


Asaro10

Frankfurt fans need to calm down with the better team for 60 min. The best chance in those 60 min was a sporting chance.


Reach_Reclaimer

So you were just weak today then?


VincentVega_069

I dont know which game you ve watched, we were the better Team for at least 60 Minutes so other then a bad finish before the goal we werent really weak. Plus it was the 1st CL game for most of our players and all of our fans, maybe you should take care of your own problems today?!


AfterAd9996

The better team?? Lmao, your only chances were literally gifted by us and you still couldn't capitalize...Imagine losing 3-0 at home and being this arrogant. Go to bed


VincentVega_069

Shut up pussy, nobody likes bad winners. We could ve went to Half time with a 3 : 0 and youre telling me we werent better in the first half? The only one who needs some sleep is you.


AfterAd9996

Have fun finishing last in the group and don't feel bad, you'll get back to the UCL in another 60 years lmao


VUZKolgik

[Uhhm...](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022%E2%80%9323_UEFA_Champions_League_group_stage#Group_D)


AfterAd9996

Dude there's no way you just dig up a thread from 2 months ago lmao. Congrats on the win anyway


idk69420lol

Sporting is weak just not ucl material 😂


VUZKolgik

Thanks


VincentVega_069

Hahaha fucking pussy, when was the last time you won a european cup? Fucking idiot, today you saw some real fans, your supporters were even worse than Bayern or West Ham. Go eat a dick and finish behind Porto and Benfica every season. We will meet again and I bet it wont be US who will be last of the group by then. Go Back on your Sofa and watch your Team Play without you in europe, fucking pussy


AfterAd9996

Have fun finishing 11th again while getting trashed by Bayern and BVB!!! Your crap club never won the european cup, you moron. In fact, apparently you've only won the german league once lmao. Tiny german club


VincentVega_069

Youre just a Keyboard supporter watching from your Sofa instead of supporting your team, youre nothing man. Get your ass to Frankfurt and see what happens with your loudmouth you fucking pussy


YeboahsZeuge

Actually Reigning EL Champion


FrancescoliBestUruEv

Exactly !!! EL league material


th3f00l

Haha


LegAdministrative238

Europa League League


YeboahsZeuge

If you win EL you play CL no matter how good the team is.. Only one game in. Even finish 3rd in the group would be a huge accomplishment for us..


LudoAshwell

Just left the stadium. Clearly the best were the fans. Frankfurt dominated in the first half. If they didn’t bottle their 100%-chances, the game would have been decided then. Second half Sporting was just clinical. I blame Glasner on the 0:2. what a stupid idea to open up midfield by taking of Ebimbe for Borré. Then you really saw Sporting‘s tons of experience in European football. Well played.


Conankun66

> I blame Glasner on the 0:2. what a stupid idea to open up midfield by taking of Ebimbe for Borré. that made me both confused and angry. no logic behind that decision at all and activelly made us worse


H-Resin

Guess I pretty much agree now, but at the moment I was a bit relieved to see Ebimbe off the field. Not an ideal time for (I believe) his first start


BastiatLaVista

We don't have tonnes of experience, and the best chance in the first half was ours, despite them dominating possession.


LudoAshwell

It wasn’t the best chance. Best chance was clearly Kolo Muani alone before the goal. Before Sporting had the chance, Frankfurt should have led by 3:0 at least. The game would have been over, if Kolo Muani and Kamada wouldn’t have bottled it.


Asaro10

“3-0 atleast” 😂


Bingochips12

They got the score right at least. Just not the way they imagined.


JamJam120199

Speaking as a rangers fan but do you reckon that more should be done to help poorer clubs in this league? Frankfurt (20), Celtic (21)& rangers (8) combined barely equal the money that sporting (48) spent this year, all 4 of them combined don't even equal ajax (98) and it's starting to show so often now where these smaller team's are getting gubbed 3-0/4-0 It feels like it won't be long till poorer teams get gubbed 6-0 on the regular by teams that can spend sums near or above 100 million bar the odd occasion or where the big team's are poorly run. Feel like we are cruising towards a Super League every season. Edit : all the sporting fans getting mad, ok I got it wrong and you not as rich as I initially thought but come on take your club bias out and you can clearly see the gap between small to mid level rich clubs and the big clubs is growing...


TeStateOfDat

You're absolutely insane dude.


GuenW

Not the best examples but the point you're making is absolutely correct. We do need a serious reform of money distribution between and within the leagues.


JpMc7300

Using Sporting (or any other Portuguese club) for this argument is incredibly stupid


JamJam120199

Replace sporting with man city v sevilla or Dortmund v Copenhagen then.


Hugor74

After checking Transfermarkt, I could confirm that Frankfurt's market value (225.05) is slightly bigger than Sporting's (219.3), so Frankfurt isn't a poor team, at least comparing with Sporting


Chicken_wingspan

Yeah, no. Flattering, but no :D


Wumido

Sporting has that money for Transfers because they get their team butchered every season by top league clubs. There's only 2 ways to survive, get bought by a billionaire or create a great academy which is able to produce talent every season to replace the players that inevitably leave.


BastiatLaVista

There's another business model which is Porto's and used to be Benfica's main - buy cheap latin american players and sell them on for a huge markup. The Mendes carrousel is also another model but it doesn't guarantee success, only money laundering.


goldichop

Lol we're a poorer club in this league. The only reason we spent that much is because we sold 3 players for large sums + making it to the knockouts last year.


Nome_de_utilizador

Sporting made massive profits on sales, we can't even afford to pay the salaries of Frankfurt's best players.


_Patrao_

Sporting could not afford the wages paid by Eintracht. I understand your point but in this case conflating the result with the economic capacity is simply not the matter at hand. And how about sales? Sporting lost pretty much three of its best players due to more economic capacity elsewhere. Specially Matheus who went to a bottom half team in England. It was a 50 50 game where Sporting scored their chances, pretty much that.


BastiatLaVista

and Palhinha to a newly promoted club..


StreamerPT

To put it even more simply. We couldn't even afford Gotze if we wanted him.


Professor_Pohato

You're statement itself is right but I'd like to add that RKM probably received a hefty signing bonus on his free transfer and that Pellegrini is replacing an LB that would've cost some money as well


WheatonsGonnaScore

Ajax spent $115mil but also had $237mil in departures. Also, Ajax lost Mazraoui and Onana on frees. When those clubs are able to sell as much as Ajax they will spend as much as them.


JamJam120199

Ajax are an excellent run club no doubt, I wish my club was as well run & you always make a profit on players. I just feel the gap between clubs with money (earned in the right way like ajax or gifted by billionaire owners like city ) and the clubs without (the frankfurts, Celtic's, rangers etc) is getting wider. You just know that some of these champions league teams are fodder right now & that will eventually be used as an excuse for a super league once they score lines start looking like cricket scores.


chandlerbing_stats

Yeah definitely but how do we do that?


BastiatLaVista

Well, we also make money from billionaire owned clubs like yours, you could say it *trickles down* (*gasp*), but the real discrepancy comes from TV rights. PL clubs make so much more than any other league. One way to improve this would be for smaller leagues to unite and share TV revenue, but that would come at a cost of CL spots. For example a Benelux league, British Isles league, or an Iberian league would have a much larger audience.


JamJam120199

Wish I knew =(


chandlerbing_stats

Wage caps maybe. Less of a reason for players to move to richer clubs if they can’t get paid more than the cap?


34209543

Fuck no, if a player is good enough to earn a lot of money they should absolutely be able to do so. Why should they be punished for the sake of parity? Billionaire owners and sponsorships are the biggest problems.


chandlerbing_stats

Idk i’m just throwing out ideas. There’s definitely a problem in terms of parity in football. You can’t deny that


eriksen2398

Joke league


Professor_Pohato

Huehuehuehuehue


RedShadowF95

I only watched the match from 60' onwards but there's something I loved about Sporting's execution: lethal counterattacks. They frequently get high-execution passes right, same ones that Benfica players are constantly failing (which makes them terrible in counterattacks). Porro's assist for the 3rd goal was filthy, soo well measured!


H-Resin

They were a completely different team in the 2nd half, their defense and counter attack looked great


AlexandreDemi7

Benfica ✅ Sporting ✅ Porto 🔜 Braga 🔜 It would be great for Portugal if we could start the season with 1.333 points in the coefficient (4 wins).


Vyylela

can we cut it with the coefficient obsession? Just boring at this point. Not like it's the Moldovan league that needs desperately every point they can get. Amazing result for Sporting, 1st win ever in Germany, yet most portuguese flair are just yapping about numbers.


1984-2112

> yet most portuguese flair Because they're not Sporting fans, so their stake in this is just coefficient, no?


Vyylela

what a shit stake to have. What about rivalries? I know it's purely reddit-y behaviour, but I always find this Coefficient FC brigade really odd and disingenuous.


34209543

So you’d rather see Benfica and Porto crash and burn every season and your country drop down the rankings, making it harder for your own club to reach the CL?


saint-simon97

For me it's like if they do well fine, league prestige, coefficient, etc. If they don't go through (or get 0 points) its funny and they also get less of that CL money so whatever its win win (unless they actually win a trophy then it's bad)


Vyylela

I'd rather see them do poorly than do well, in any context. I want Sporting to do their part and qualify by winning the league. Porto and Benfica can get relegated for all I care.


LyricalGhost

The fact you're being downvoted shows how removed Reddit is from the irl fan culture lmao. Go ask 95% of the Portuguese Big 3 matchgoing fans if they want the other 2 to do well in Europe and they will laugh at you


Green_Honey_Badger

It just shows that fan culture in Portugal is extremely toxic. It's good for all of us when all the Portuguese teams do well in Europe.


LyricalGhost

I think its that way in any country with a very passionate fan culture and populace. The way I see it, I'm mostly indifferent to whatever non-Portuguese team they're facing, but I despise Benfica and (to a lesser degree) Porto, the exact same way my friends who support Benfica despise my club and would love nothing more for us to be demolished at every single game, of every single sport. A sentiment I welcome and share right back at them. This is obviously reserved to the biggest rivalries - if a smaller Portuguese club's in Europe they get wide support - but the decision of who you root for is always instinctive before it is rational. As in if two clubs match and I dislike one of them way more than the other, I will root for the one I dislike the least. And the coefficient argument isn't nearly enough to sway anyone who's emotionally invested in their club and their big rivalries. If, in some odd scenario, a Benfica win in the last game of the season is needed for us to win the title, I'd obviously root for them. But I'm much happier to see my biggest rivals fail than for the country to win a few more coefficient points. As /u/Vyylela said, in our current scenario we don't depend on anyone to qualify for the CL, winning the league will almost certainly always do it for a league like ours.


Vyylela

óbvio. Até já tive um alucinado a apelidar-me de dinossauro, retardado, porque ele e o irmãozinho têm amigos que falam do coeficiente. E tirou esse gajo um curso de direito lol. Medo


EusebioKing

Genuine goblins, fucking hell, its these new wave of football fans that want rivalries removed when they're a gigantic part of the sport, all filthy plastics.


TheWorldsKing

So you're just a whiny kid. The coefficient is more important than any dumb rivalries and if you believe otherwise, you're incredibly immature.


PULIRIZ1906

"dumb rivalries" this is football


Jaktheslaier

Have you considered the possibility that you're just immature?


Mendonza

I despise this mentality, really. I hate Benfica in the domestic competitions and both love and hate the rivalry with my benfiquista friends, but I enjoy seeing them perform against non-Portuguese teams, even beyond the coefficient. It puts our league and players on the map and it doesn’t affect Sporting dramatically, provided we do our own job. To celebrate Benfica/Porto failing against the rich giants of European football is just childish, in my opinion.


Chicken_wingspan

Why though? More wins = more portuguese clubs in europe = more money to those same clubs thus elevating the chances to repeat it every year. I mean if Benfica would have lost yesterday 10 nil I would have had a blast. Still.


These_Mud4327

in germany it’s the same „you have to cheer for german teams in europe“ mentality and i just disagree. first of all you will never see me cheer for leipzig but regarding dortmund and especially bayern there just is no benefit for the rest of league if they make a deep run and earn even more money in the CL. I can’t speak about portugal but we learned that it’s only bad for the league if one team is a lot more successful in the CL than the rest


Vyylela

in Portugal it's different. Rivalry is fierce, very ugly, loads of shit-slinging and poor sportsmanship. It's the culture here. Then you come to reddit and people are doing the kumbaya over imaginary numbers. Fuck off. Especially because I know all these weirdos going "congratulations Sporting, go coefficient" would gloat if the result had been reversed. Super disingenuous.


ShameTimes3

I'd rather you don't do that tbh


AfterAd9996

And they said we'd be the punching bag of the group...


H-Resin

Who? Everything I saw had us listed last in the group


cimbalino

tbf even I thought that after the game against Chaves and then us deciding not to buy a striker


JeebaRock

Nah, that will be Spurs


EusebioKing

Any benfica or porto fan celebrating this shit deserves a kick in the ribs its your fucking rival who cares about the coefficient points, behave


accountee

Rei do sal!


nyasiaa

gatekeeping feeling happy let people celebrate whatever they want


how_you_doinn

Until one day the Primeira Liga champions have to go to CL qualifiers and 2nd and 3rd can only play EL. Do you realise how much of a life line that CL money is to the league?


EusebioKing

Don't care, rivalries are above any of that, rather see my club go down the fucking conference than support a northern turd and sporting during their European days


Mi34aL

I totally agree. Who cares about Portuguese coëfficient.. oh...


Asaro10

How fucking sad Jesus Christ


C4RS200

Sounds like you want to tell others what's the right way to support their team, which honestly makes you sound very annoying. If you don't want to support other teams, then don't, but mind your own bussiness.


JeebaRock

This guy is trying too hard. I would be happy if all Portuguese teams won with clean sheets this week.


EusebioKing

Again, im not trolling, its weird behaviour, rivalries are a thing for a reason and a lot of folk my age grew up having a genuine hate towards porto and sporting so how can you actually support them in european competitions? It's one thing wanting Braga, Vitória etc to win, but not this.


Vyylela

É uma cena puramente de reddit, de ser "classy". Se fores falar de coeficiente em qualquer outro contexto as pessoas afastam-se. Não é comportamento socialmente ajustado.


VoxelRiot

Ah! São dinossauros. Tá certo. Toda a gente dá minha idade (meados dos 20) e da do meu irmão (19) fala e suporta o coeficiente. É só retardado e sadomasoquista não o ser. Essa é, e será a realidade daqui em diante. Se não foi na tua era, tenho pena por ti.


PULIRIZ1906

Tens pena de rivalidades existirem? Que vida triste


EusebioKing

Concordo 100%, não ando no reddit ha muito tempo mas há uma diferença genuína da malta daqui e da malta que vai ao estádio.


JeebaRock

Prefiro apoiar o meu coeficiente porque se a minha equipa tiver uma época de merda ainda podemos entrar na Champions. É por isso que apoio equipas Portuguesas na Europa.


ShameTimes3

Imagine gatekeeping how fans should behave


Nrmco

Sounds to me, that's just a sad way to live your life mate.. Boost your team, don't hate on others. If you don't want to support them internationally..don't. That's fine, that's **your** decision.. let everyone else have their own decision ;)


FurioSoprano7

Values are gone nowadays, sad world we live in


Marinho77

lmao, downvote this fucking idiot


Carry81

After the double hit we collapsed but i dont know why everybody here talks like group stage is over, Frankfurt had no chances and finished last with 0 points? They were the better Team and showed what they could be capable of for the first 60 minutes. Doesnt help with the result today of course but group stage is far from being decided.


SALVAdkc

[my boy <3](https://i.imgur.com/1ldo051.png)


tomasr51

Directly from The Jackson 5 lol


this_joanissima

Why have I never seen this before lmao


1984-2112

Fella, init?


burnerbutnotreally1

👍👍


YeboahsZeuge

Do you have your stadium back already?


Hungriges_Skelett

First game in the Champions League. We shit the bed. It happens. I don't even know why anyone acts like we are not mainly lucky to even be there. Even getting 3rd place in the group would be completely fine.


cimbalino

You are not lucky, you won EL you deserve to be here


Hungriges_Skelett

Well you can't win a knockout tournament without some luck. And on the other hand we were 11th in the league and just lost the best player we had for the past couple of seasons. I'm not saying we don't deserve to be there, but just being there is a reason to celebrate and our fans in the stadium did just that.


saint-simon97

Our first game in the CL last season we lost 1-5 and still went through so I wouldn't worry too much


TomsCardoso

And we also lost the second


Hungriges_Skelett

Yes, that as well. It's far from over. Thank you and well played.


GoinXwell1

Tbf, you lot lost that one because Haller and Antony went ham on your defence.


Vyylela

Sporting lost because this group of players wasn't ready and hadn't experienced that level of competition. The experience obtained from last season really helped this game. For Frankfurt, this game is just part of the growing pains.


Towern

A more clinical team would have slapped us in the first half. Very frustrating to see, it was giving me Ajax 5-0 ptsd. Glad to see we held up and came stronger in the second half, once we reminded ourselves we can string a pass together we were able to play at our usual potential. Very important away points, but we need to improve! SL


Sub0P

First ever win in Germany!!


KQ17

Grande Sporting!!!!


JJOne101

Sporting started making less mistakes and Frankfurt desintegrated after the break. Plus a lot of players which ain't good enough for the CL.


JayEffarelti

Well done! Please try to win against Marseille as well, it would be great for the coefficient


HitlerBushStalin

Cuidado que ainda vem aí os cotas das rivalidades mandar vir contigo e dizer te como apoiar a tua equipa


beansproutyomi

0-3 is a bit too harsh for Frankfurt I feel. They could've built a comfortable lead in the first half, but after the hour mark they just came apart. We did well to capitalize. In a group as tight as this one every point and every edge in a possible tiebreaker is going to count. Amazing result for us.


Professor_Pohato

+1, it was a collapse after a somewhat lucky goal and the two after that were great counters. That's what you get from not capitalizing on your chances but hopefully we'll return the favor in Portugal


beansproutyomi

I'm sure every single match in this group is going to be hard fought. Going by squads alone Spurs should finish first if they don't... "spur" too hard but honestly I'm not even sure about that. Should be fun for neutrals. Best of luck, your crowd was amazing.


Professor_Pohato

Honestly I'm past of my frustration about the loss already once I realized I just watched Frankfurt play CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and the best thing is I still get to watch at least 5 more games of these!


kod-ama

This is not the Sporting that I used to know.


SadgeKEK

Let's go, Sporting. Now we need Porto to step up.


Bread_addict

Simply not a CL worthy performance by Frankfurt, still sad to see them get clapped this hard in the second half.


Alive-Ad-4164

People are sleeping on Lisbon


Differ_cr

😪


wassupbruh12

I sure am


1984-2112

Like on top of the city?


_ProdiG_

😡😡😡


joaommx

See Ronaldo, imagine how many goals you could have scored for us if you had returned.


JeebaRock

To be fair if he played for us our play would be too dependent on him and Pote Edwards etc would be too concentrated on finding him than creating their own chances. (Just like the NT lol)


1984-2112

Again with this narrative? lmao People watch Nando-ball and that's their takeaway?


JeebaRock

It’s no narrative, it’s in front of my eyes whenever our NT plays.


1984-2112

What's in front of your eyes are actions. The explanations you come up with for them are the narratives. lol


[deleted]

It would be nothing like the NT, you wouldn't have Danilo at CB


Ha22ow

A position where he has always played at a really high level for us


[deleted]

Who is us?


joaommx

Man, we've got no one with a reliable end product in front of goal. Ronaldo would have fit like a lubbed up eel up a cows ass.


JeebaRock

lmao essa é nova ahahah. I would love him here to finish his career, he would be better than Paulinho


Proper_Story_3514

Thats what you get when you dont score the easy goals and dont play it out properly in the offensive. What a disaster of a second half for Frankfurt.


[deleted]

Feel bad for Frankfurt who were the better team for 55mins straight but specially after 60min we decided to start playing and were the much better team until the end. But that's the Champions League Frankfurt. You simply can't waste chances as you will be punished for it. Also it's the first time we won in Germany 🤙


[deleted]

No clue what you're talking about. Sporting's gameplan the whole game was to slow down the game, take control of the ball and bait Eintrach. And it eventually worked. People next to me were shouting "pass the fucking ball, what are you doing??", ignoring the fact that half the times that Sporting tried to make a bolder pass, they lost possession to Eintrach.


yannic011

And if Frankfurt had converted their 1st half chances you could have easily been down 2-0 down. So much about the gameplan...


Vyylela

It wasn't a landslide from Frankfurt tbh. They had more chances, Sporting had a couple. People talking as if Sporting winning is unfair are being childish.


yannic011

No, but people here act as if Frankfurt were absolutely dominated. It was a poor second-half performance, but the goals came by one deflected shot and 2 great counters.


Vyylela

don't really understand what you're aiming at tbh. Of course Frankfurt wasn't dominated, it was evenly matched, but Sporting made way less mistakes (the way Frankfurt defended in the 2nd half was really poor... vs a top UCL team you'd concede 6 instead of 3 defending like tonight)


yannic011

I just had issues with the person saying that the 1st half was some perfectly executed gameplan from Sporting. Especially when talking about conceding 6 goals, a more clinical team could have done that against Sporting in the first half, they left a ton of room on which Frankfurt could not capitalize at all.


Vyylela

I agree with him that Sporting had a good game plan (slow pace in possession, deep defensive line) and neutered Frankfurt's main strength (fast attacking transition). Apart from that fair enough, I'm not arguing for or against.


[deleted]

Nothing in my comment said that you guys didn't play well or that we didn't make mistakes... as I said in another comment, you played really well in the first half what OP was implying was that we weren't "playing football" for the first 60 minutes, and that's just not true.


JeebaRock

I don’t think they were ever the better team. We just made a lot of unnecessary mistakes which they didn’t aproveitaram.


[deleted]

>Which they didn't aproveitaram I am going to start using this daily


KneeDeepInTheDead

i gotta tell you, i blurt out "fucking caralho" all the time and it feels very powerful


danboruu

i think you should fazer isso


EdX360

Honestly, it's a pretty boa ideia


ultra_22

Dayum Sporting, you go girl! Didn't expect such a win.


conceptalbum

Lovely. Well deserved.


sh0tgunben

Sporting ain't intimated by Europa Champions...


afito

1) I'm okay with losing, generally, but that 2nd half was kind of disgraceful and it hurts a bit because with that 1st half I firmly believe we should be able to get something out of this game 2) this sub constantly arguing rn how Rangers and us are not CL level, how shit the EL final obviously was because of the results right now, yall deserve PSG and the Superleague and let's not pretend there's a sliver of fan culture around here with takes like that, the moment a club with less than like 200mil market value dares to play CL it's not "up to level" and everyone is insulted like how dare we waste your pretty CL games with our subpar squad, Superleague can't come soon enough so all that pisses off out of my sight on the bright side I finally got my order through for my Kamada CL kit, 20-30 days delivery though I can already see getting it after we're already eliminated


Daniel-Soto

Don’t act like sporting is a powerhouse with billions, I say frankfurt has more economic power than sporting and you still lost


saint-simon97

>2) this sub constantly arguing rn how Rangers and us are not CL level, how shit the EL final obviously was because of the results right now, yall deserve PSG and the Superleague and let's not pretend there's a sliver of fan culture around here with takes like that, the moment a club with less than like 200mil market value dares to play CL it's not "up to level" and everyone is insulted like how dare we waste your pretty CL games with our subpar squad, 100% but I wouldn't expect much from online football fans Its not like you were shit either, just didn't finish your chances and our counters worked in the 2nd half. Other day it could've been a very different result.


afito

People should be happy that a miracle like us winning EL and making it to the CL even happens in modern football, if anything it's something that should be embraced and celebrated because it's a sliver of hope the the sport isn't completely gone. Maybe mostly gone but not completely. Yet.


kakarot12310

One more thing, since 2017/18, with the exception of 2020/21, there are always a surprise team that made it to the UCL semi. So it's not impossible to make it far to the competition at all.


Prison_Playbook

Because they are entitled brats


kameecoding

what does PSG have to do with you losing to Sporting and Rangers getting smashed by an Ajax side that lost literally half their starting 11 during the summer


afito

the fact that you do not understand that and have a United flair largely just tells me how far shit's already gone beyond saving


Infamous-Fix1603

touché


kameecoding

what the fuck does my United flair have anything to do with PSG? or you getting smashed in the CL?


Agus-Teguy

You weren't playing PSG or City tho, Rangers played Ajax and You played Sporting at home.


afito

yeah and last year we bitchslapped Barca at Nou Camp so what


Agus-Teguy

Does that mean you played better today? I don't get it


afito

Does a single game determine a clubs entire merit and value? If so then I wonder how Chelsea are CL material after yesterday, yet no one would even question that. They lose to Zagreb, they're a joke but whatever. We lose to Sporting, immedaitely we're unworthy of the competition. Great take, that.


Agus-Teguy

I never say you were unworthy of the competition, you said: >the moment a club with less than like 200mil market value dares to play CL it's not "up to level" and everyone is insulted like how dare we waste your pretty CL games with our subpar squad, Superleague can't come soon enough so all that pisses off out of my sight Ajax and Sporting didn't spend that, in fact I bet you have more money than they do and your squad is more expensive. You think you're Dinamo here but you're Chelsea.


-Dear_Ambellina-

Squad values according to Transfermarkt: - Sporting: €219 - Eintracht: €225 - Ajax: €254 So really they're pretty similar financially.


Agus-Teguy

Transfermarkt doesn't mean anything, that's just how the page values the players. Money spent on the sqad + wages will show you the economic capabilities of these teams.


-Dear_Ambellina-

Ok, weekly salaries: - Sporting: €245k - Eintracht: €433k - Ajax: €468k So a level above Sporting but still less than Ajax. By the way €3.7M for Chelsea. I'm sure they aren't comparable to Dinamo either, but Eintracht is not Chelsea.


afito

We have literally never bought a player for more than 10mil but yeah tell me again how we're so rich just because we're a German team. Sporting is more or less comparable financially but they CL and rely a bit more on play flow while we pay a bit higher for a bit worse players because we're in a slightly more expensive league. Overall equal, without too many details. And surprisingly despite the result the game was largely even. Idk what you're trying to argue here.


real_trump101

No shame in losing to Sporting imo


afito

Yeah no shame in that for a club our size imo, I'm a bit mad about it being an 0-3 and the way it imploded but overall a loss is nothing bad.


StreamerPT

And Sporting won against Dortmund last season as well. And I didn't see anyone saying Dortmund doesn't deserve to be in CL. Gotta love the IQ of plastic fans that only watch the end result of a game.


Shaggay1

this gearing up for you to absolutely outplay tottenham


afito

maybe or maybe not, personally I thought we get 0 to 3 points from the group stage before the draw, generally for the fans it's barely about the games or results it's more 6 games of celebrating the club and the recent achievements everything else is more of a bonus imo


Manas235

Chaves > Frankfurt Sorry boys I dont make the rules


Lucifer_V

Coefficient happy noises. Can't wait for Porto to win a clean 1-0


OleoleCholoSimeone

Very strange game, didn't think Sporting were even that good but still ended up comfortable winners. After the goal they picked off Eintracht nicely on the counter attack Frankfurt were better in the first 30 minutes but they really lack creativity. Apart from pressing and counter attacking, they don't seem to have much flair or creativity against an organised defence


Lubolly

Pissed away all the gifted chances in the first, then ran into 3 counters. We really need to get our heads sorted out and start the next game more focused than this.


Conankun66

if we had actual finishing ability, the first half wouldve ended 3-0 for us. how is this the same offense as the last few games?