Andrzej Gomołysek watched Poland’s last representatives in European competition suffer a disappointing exit.
Lech blew a 1-0 lead from the first leg of this last-32 Europa League tie to limp out of the competition and miss out on a money-spinning tie against Liverpool.
Spanish coach José María Bakero set his side out in a 4-2-3-1, albeit with a striker playing on the left wing and a full-back on the right. Thus, the 48-year-old tried retaining the system which brought them that crucial first leg win last week, but didn’t have the performers to make it work a second time.
Cautious Lech’s tactics didn’t venture beyond long punts to lone Bosnian frontman Semir Štilić. As if the lack of creativity shown by the Polish side wasn’t bad enough, the inability to use any of these balls was – the striker received next to no support. In fairness to Braga, they pressed in numbers and sharply, minimising the amount of time the opposition had to pick out a pass. Continue reading