Jimenez fires Wolves into Europa League last eight

Jimenez fires Wolves into Europa League last eight


A ninth-minute penalty from Raul Jimenez gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 win over Olympiakos which took them through 2-1 on aggregate in a tie played over two legs.

The Mexico international also tried his luck with an outrageous rabona shot before half-time which flew over. However, the English Premier League side did not have it all their own way as they reached their first European quarterfinal since 1972.

Olympiakos enjoyed 62% possession and had a goal by Mady Camara chalked off in the 28th minute after a long VAR review for offside against Youssef El Arabi in the build-up.

Jimenez has 27 goals across in all competitions this season, with Thursday's score being his 10th in Europa League play (including qualifying rounds).

The result sets up a quarterfinal match for Wolves against Sevilla FC, with the last eight set to be played in four German cities as part of the mini-tournament, with the final on Aug. 21 in Cologne.

"We know Sevilla will be tough but if we play as a team, as a family, I think we can achieve very good things," added Jimenez.

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