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Wolves beats Olympiacos and advances to Europa League quarterfinals


With Raúl Jiménez's penalty goal, Wolverhampton is placed in the next phase; will meet the multi-champion Sevilla next Tuesday at the Molineux.

The Wolverhampton ran out of the European places in the Premier League after Arsenal were crowned in the FA Cup and advance directly to the Europa League. The Wolves only have to be champion of the only competition they have left and thus go to the Champions League. However, he has Olympiacos in front of him and if he passes, he will bump into Sevilla.

In the opening minutes the pressure from the Wolves was overwhelming. They ran in blocks of two, three and even four players to seek control of the round. In one of those Raúl took a rebound between several defenders, the ball went to goalkeeper Allain, before, at full speed Podence won the procession of the ball, the keeper pushed him and was penalized. From the eleven steps Raúl Jiménez, as usual, did not fail and overtook his team after 7 minutes of play.


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Later, the team led by Nuno Espírito Santo fell. They lost control and Olympiacos went away with everything. At 28 'El-Arabi ran across the right meadow, focused diagonally, Camara appeared behind, hit him first , the defense deflected and got into Patricio's nets. It was a draw for the visit, but, the play was checked in the VAR, the Frenchman was out of place and the equalizer did not come. So we went to rest, with a Greek team that squeezed and pulled back the Wolves.

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The plugin did not change. Olympiacos were still on top of their rival, they made offensive changes that little by little pushed them to the draw. After 66 minutes of play, El-Arabi received a cross from Fortounis, who turned around, hit him with his left foot and hit the net, but on the outside. With 20 minutes to go, Nuno took out Traoré and Podence, leaving Raúl as the only attacker, this complicated things for the Mexican.


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In the end, Wolverhampton won the victory with Jiménez's solitary scoring from the penalty spot. The Wolves advance to the quarterfinals and will meet Sevilla next Tuesday , August 11 at 2:00 p.m.

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  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 16Coady
  • 27Romain Saiss
  • 15 Willy Boly
  • 19 Jonny(16 ')
  • 8 Ruben Neves
  • 2Matt Doherty
  • 28 Moutinho
  • 9Raúl Jiménez
  • 37 Adama Traore(56 ')
  • 10 Daniel Podence(70 ')
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  • 7Pedro Neto
  • 21Ruddy
  • 59 Oskar Buur
  • 75 Christian Marques
  • 18Diogo Jota(56 ')
  • 32Leander Dendoncker(70 ')
  • 30 Leonardo Campana
  • 62 Andrea Söndergaard
  • 49 Max Kilman
  • 6Bruno Jordao
  • 17 Morgan Gibbs-White
  • 29Ruben Vinegar(16 ')


  • 16Bobby Allain
  • 21 Konstantinos Tsimikas
  • 24Ousseynou Ba
  • 14Omar Elabdellaoui
  • 66Pape Abou Cissé
  • 5Bouchalakis(Four. Five')
  • 4Mohamed Camara(64 ')
  • 8Guilherme(81 ')
  • 19Giorgos Masouras(Four. Five')
  • 11El-Arabi
  • 28 Valbuena
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  • 99 Ahmed Hassan(64 ')
  • 97 Lazar Randelovic(Four. Five')
  • 35Torosidis
  • 34Papadopoulos
  • 57 Giorgos Xenitidis
  • 81 Konstantinos Tzolakis
  • 22 Maximiliano Lovera
  • 7Fortounis(Four. Five')
  • 26Cafu(81 ')
  • 90 Vasilis Sourlis
  • 88Apostolos-Ilias Martinis
  • 76 Bruno Gaspar

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