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February 27, 2020

Nuno hails ‘massive’ achievement as Wolves reach Europa League’s last 16

Nuno Espirito Santo hailed a ‘massive’ achievement for Wolves after reaching the last 16 of the Europa League and praised the way his players have gelled. Wolves went down 3-2 on the night to Espanyol in Barcelona after goals from Adama Traore and Matt Doherty were eclipsed by Jonathan Calleri’s hat-trick, but Nuno’s side won 6-3 on aggregate to take their place in Friday’s draw. “It’s massive for the club, massive for the city and we are happy, but we want to keep going,” said the head coach. “We want to keep going with the hard work, and this gel…

Wolves still chasing Euro dream despite narrow defeat to Espanyol – report

RCD Espanyol 3 (Calleri 16, 57 pen, 90+1) Wolves 2 (Traore 22, Doherty 79) Much-changed Wolves sealed their place in the last 16 of the Europa League – although a first defeat on the continent in seven trips this season might have been avoided but for Pedro Neto’s missed open goal. A hat-trick from Jonathan Calleri meant Wolves conceded three goals or more for only the fourth time in 45 games in all competitions this season as the Catalans chased a four-goal deficit from the first leg. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side twice equalised through Adama Traore and Matt Doherty, only…