Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco said his side deserved to lose as Porto ran out 3-1 winners in the Champions League last night. Both sides were already assured a place in the last 16 heading into the clash, but Porto knew that a win for them would ensure they finished top of Group D.
They got the job done thanks to goals from Eder Militao, Jesus Corona and Moussa Marega, with Nabil Bentaleb’s penalty a mere consolation for Schalke. and Tedesco had no complaints.
“We definitely deserved to lose,” Tedesco told reporters after the game. “The first half wasn’t that bad – we only let them have two shots on goal.
“We didn’t start the second half well enough and were suitably punished by our strong opponents. “They pressed us well at the start of the game, which made it very difficult for us. We were missing that cutting edge up front too.”