6 managers who fielded weakened sides in Europe

Gary Megson (Bolton)

Megson took the ‘tactical’ approach to Bolton's last 16 tie against Sporting Lisbon in the 2007/08 campaign. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at home, and with his focus on a crucial game with Wigan the following Sunday, Megson made 11 changes to his line-up for the trip to Portugal. It proved self-destructive, and the decision backfired spectacularly. Bolton lost 1-0 in Lisbon via an 85th-minute winner, and were then beaten by 10-man Wigan a week later.

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