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August 23, 2019

Bennett: Every Wolves player is playing for his place

Ryan Bennett has warned his Wolves team-mates every player should be concerned for their place because the club is looking to strengthen every position. The 29-year-old was replaced by on-loan Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo for the last two Europa League games – the 4-0 win against FC Pyunik and Thursday’s 3-2 victory away to Torino. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo made nine changes for the Pyunik tie with it coming four days before the 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United, then four changes for the trip to Italy. Nuno has retained his small squad but there is plenty…

Torino boss praises Wolves but says the Italians can still go through

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri admitted Wolves caused his side plenty of problems but believes the Italians can stun them at Molineux. Wolves won 3-2 in Turin in the Europa League play-off despite only having 37 per cent possession in the first leg as both sides chase a spot in the group stages. “Even though we had 12 shots on goal and 63 per cent possession, we didn’t make the most of it,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia. “Wolves showed their greatest strength was the counter-attack, pace and powerful players who surge forward. They showed that against all the big English…

Nuno: Torino tie far from over for Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ task is far from complete despite edging their Europa League play-off against Torino which has left them favourites to reach the group stages. Wolves won 3-2 in Italy after leading 2-0 and 3-1 when a Bremer own goal and one from Diogo Jota put them ahead only for Lorenzo De Silvestri to halve their lead. Raul Jimenez responded with the goal of the night to give Wolves a two-goal cushion but Andrea Belotti’s late penalty gave the Italians renewed hope for the second leg at Molineux next Thursday. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo believes it…

Raul’s stunner as Wolves gain upper hand in Italy – report

Torino 2 (De Silvestri 61, Belotti 89) Wolves 3 (Saiss 43, Jota 59, Jimenez 72) Wolves treated their fans to one of their most memorable nights in Europe after beating Torino 3-2 away to move within 90 minutes of the Europa League group stages. Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez netted what could prove crucial away goals in the play-off first leg in Turin before the return at Molineux next Thursday, but a last-minute penalty kept the tie more than alive for the Italians. A superb free kick from Joao Moutinho was glanced into his own net by Brazilian…