JJ regrets missed ‘great opportunity’

Jorge Jesus has lamented his Sporting CP side failing to take a ‘great opportunity’ to beat Barcelona on Wednesday night.

A second half own goal from Sporting’s Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates decided the game in Lisbon with the hosts feeling they could have done more.

“I am not in a good mood,” Jesus told his post-match press conference.

“I told my players that this was a great opportunity to win as we had a chance to beat Barca, so it is a shame for us.

“In the first half we controlled the game but unlike usual we were not a creative team but with the game scoreless at half time I told the players we had a huge chance to win, and we had chances to do it.

“Despite our own goal, we showed how strong a team we are tonight.”

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