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Wolves 1-0 Olympiakos (Agg 2-1): Raul Jimenez seals Europa League quarter-last spot

Report as Wolves arrive at quarter-finals of significant European competition just because since 1972; five-time Europa League victors Sevilla anticipate in last eight

Raul Jimenez scored the winner to send Wolves into the Europa League quarter-finals

Raul Jimenez's punishment terminated Wolves to a 1-0 win over Olympiakos and into the Europa League quarter-finals after a 2-1 total triumph. 

Jimenez took his count for the season to 27 with a coolly dispatched spot-kick inside eight minutes after Olympiakos goalkeeper Bobby Allain packaged Daniel Podence over in the territory.

Wolves needed to ride their karma to arrive at the last eight however, with a minor offside and VAR denying Mohamed Camara a first-half equalizer before Youssef El Arabi and Ahmed Hassan scorned opportunities to pull Olympiakos level. 

Yet, a steely cautious showcase considered Wolves to be a cheeky finale as Nuno Espirito Santo's side booked a quarter-last date with five-time Europa League champs Sevilla in Duisburg on Tuesday, August 11. 

Player appraisals 

Wolves: Patricio (8), Boly (7), Coady (8), Saiss (7), Doherty (7), Moutinho (7), Neves (7), Jonny (6), Traore (6), Jimenez (8), Podence (7). 

Subs: Vinagre (6), Jota (6), Dendoncker (6). 

Olympiakos: Allain (4), Elabdellaoui (6), Ba (6), Cisse (6), Tsimikas (6), Guilherme (6), Camara (6), Bouchalakis (5), Masouras (5), Valbuena (6), El Arabi (7). 

Subs: Fortounis (7), Randjelovic (6), Hassan (6), Cafu (n/a). 

Man of the Match: Raul Jimenez

Europa League quarter-last draw 

Monday, August 10 - quarter-last 1/2 

Man Utd versus Copenhagen (RheinEnergieStadion) 

Bury Milan versus Bayer Leverkusen (Merkur Spiel-Arena) 

Tuesday, August 11 - quarter-last 3/4 

Shakhtar Donetsk versus Basel (Veltins Arena) 

Wolves versus Sevilla (Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena)

How Wolves ground out memorable triumph

Jimenez opened his 27th objective of the period home from the punishment spot 

Wolves opened the scoring with eight minutes on the clock after terrible Olympiakos shielding. The guests wavered clearing their lines and Allain's overwhelming touch permitted Podence to shut him down before the previous Olympiakos man was packaged over by the goalkeeper.

The ref directed directly toward spot and up ventured Jimenez to stroke Wolves ahead in the tie just because with his 27th objective of his heavenly season.

Wolves endure a panic on 28 minutes when Camara found the Wolves net with a redirected exertion, yet after a long VAR check the equalizer was chalked off after El Arabi was decreed to have been an armpit offside in the development.

Pape Abou Cisse was a bristle away from turning El Arabi's hazardous cross home and Camara hauled a shot wide of the objective as Olympiakos completed the half firmly, however Wolves arrived at the stretch with their lead unblemished. 

A strained and brazen second time span saw Olympiakos, supported by a pile of assaulting substitutes, develop in authority, yet El Arabi couldn't reestablish equality on two events, heading wide while under tension from Willy Boly before shooting a shot wide after it struck his standing leg. 

Wolves verged on multiplying their lead soon after the hour mark when Allain turned Podence's roll over seconds before Boly neglected to change over Diogo Jota's redirected shot with the objective at his leniency

Ahmed Hassan's late header constrained a fine spare from Rui Patricio 

As the seconds ticked down, Olympiakos tossed everything at Wolves looking for the equalizer, which midfielder Guilherme almost made sure about when he whistled a shot crawls over. 

Rui Patricio was called without hesitation to keep Hassan's transcending header from leveling the tie late on, however Wolves saw off the Olympiakos challenge as their Europa League journey - which began 379 days back - proceeded. 

Opta details: Wolves impacting the world forever 

Wolves have arrived at the quarter-finals of a significant European rivalry just because since 1972, when they were beaten finalists against Tottenham in the UEFA Cup. 

Olympiakos have now lost 14 away ties against English sides in every single European rivalry; against no other country's sides have they lost more (level with Spain). 

Wolves' Raúl Jiménez has scored every one of the eight of the punishments he has taken for the club in all rivalries. 

What the administrators said… 

Wolves lead trainer Nuno Espirito Santo: "I told the young men, 'alright our days off must pause. We will have them, yet not presently'. It was the last game at Molineux this season, we miss our fans, it's not the 

same yet the young men must be glad. How about we trust we are together again at Molineux. 

"We began with Crusaders quite a while prior, over a year back. Everybody needs to understand that it's been a long, long season. We've had an awesome triumph which permits us to be in the last eight, it's gigantic." 

Olympiakos supervisor Pedro Martins: "We didn't score our objectives, we likewise had a few missteps, however I'm pleased with my players. We've made a fabulous excursion after just a year and this is extraordinary compared to other season's for Olympiacos in Europe. That is the thing that we did, this group and players." 

What's straightaway? 

Wolves face Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals on August 11 at 8pm.

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