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Sunday 25 August 2019

Jota’s strike sets up date with Torino

Wolves 4 Pyunik 0 (Wolves win 8-0 on agg)

Diogo Jota
Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota's spectacular late volley capped a fine 4-0 second-leg victory for Wolves over Pyunik as they moved closer to the Europa League group stage.

The substitute sealed an 8-0 aggregate success at Molineux.

Quick-fire second-half goals from debutant Pedro Neto, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ruben Vinagre had already put Wolves into cruise control.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men will now play Torino, who beat FC Shakhtyor 6-1 on aggregate, in the play-off to reach the group stage. Wolves will travel to Turin for the first leg next week.

Wolves made nine changes from Sunday's draw at Leicester, with Manchester United the visitors to Molineux on Monday.

The Premier League side cruised through the first half but were 3-0 up within 20 minutes of the restart.

First, Neto grabbed his debut goal when he finished from six yards after Patrick Cutrone cut back on 54 minutes.

Then Neto turned provider four minutes later when he crossed from the left and Gibbs-White fired in his first Wolves goal from eight yards.

With the floodgates opened Vinagre then tapped in from close range following Adama Traore's run and low cross after 64 minutes. Jota wrapped up the victory with three minutes left when he acrobatically volleyed Raul Jimenez's lofted pass in from 16 yards.

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