Four games, four points, fourth and last position in Group G: This is the scenario for FC Porto in this season’s Europa League following their 2-0 defeat at Rangers on Thursday. market.
At Ibrox Stadium, Sergio Conceição’s side showed their worst face, playing one of the weakest – if not the weakest – games of the season. The team even went well into the match, demonstrating good retention of possession and playing close to the opposing goal in the first quarter of an hour. The sudden reaction of the Scots to the dominance of FC Porto in the first minutes, however, put a ‘brake’ on the initiative of the Portuguese group.
It was naturally then that Steven Gerrard’s side took the lead, extending it shortly after scoring the first goal to break FC Porto’s hopes and sentencing the match.
The defeat leaves FC Porto in a surprising last place in Group G of this Europa League, with two games remaining to close the UEFA group stage.