A lion’s whimper

In Portugal, Sporting Lisbon manager Bento’s future has been thrown in doubt in the aftermath of his side’s failure to capitalise on Benfica’s 1-1 draw in Porto.

The Lions produced arguably their worst performance of the season so far in going down 3-2 at home to Braga, a result which allowed Leixoes to slip back into third place on goal difference, three and four points behind the leading pair.