Stunning Jota goal sends Wolves into Europa League play-offs

Agency, 16 August : Diogo Jota scored a stunning acrobatic volley as Wolves beat Armenians Pyunik 4-0 at Molineux and 8-0 on aggregate to set up a Europa League play-off tie with Italian side Torino.

Jota came off the bench late on to power home a sublime finish from Raul Jimenez’s excellent lob.

Pedro Neto opened the scoring with a debut goal before academy graduate Morgan Gibbs-White turned in a cross.

Ruben Vinagre made it 3-0 from close range before Jota struck.

The 8-0 aggregate win is Wolves’ biggest in Europe and means they are now just two games away from reaching the Europa League group stage.

But they will face a sterner test in Serie A side Torino, who beat FC Shakhtyor of Belarus 6-1 on aggregate. The two games against the Italians will take place on 22 and 29 August.

Wolves are competing in Europe for the first time since 1980 and recorded their biggest ever continental victory in Armenia last week with a 4-0 win.

That result allowed them to be more relaxed about the return leg at Molineux and, unsurprisingly, manager Nuno Espirito Santo rang the changes.


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