Date: 22nd August 2019 at 10:02pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Olimpico Grande Torino

Europa League - Qualifying Play-Off 1st Leg

22/08/2019 8:00 pm

Referee: Dias

Torino Wolverhampton Wanderers
De Silvestri (61), Belotti (pen 89) Silva Nascimento (og 43), Jota (59), Jimenez (72)
Sirigu Rui Patricio
Izzo Vallejo
Nkoulou Coady
Silva Nascimento
De Silvestri Traore 64
Meite 64 Dendoncker
71 Joao Moutinho
Zaza Vinagre
Jimenez 76
Berenguer Remiro
59 Jota 69


Lukic 59 Bennett
Bonifazi Pedro Neto 69
Millico Neves
Rosati Cutrone 76
Djidji Gibbs-White
Aina 71 Jonny 64
64 Ruddy

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 7
5 On Target 3
4 Corners 1
16 Fouls 14
6 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
63 % 37

Wolverhampton Wanderers faced their first real Europa League test earlier this evening as we made the trip to the Olimpico Grande Torino, to face Serie A side Torino in our Qualifying Play-Off first leg.

Europe had carried its own tests so far in terms of unknown quantities, but there was confidence we would comfortably traverse those challenges and we did just that. Tonight was always going to be different though.

Torino better dominated possession and chances on the day, but we made it count when we needed although the scoring on the night was opened by a Torino credited own goal. Diogo Jota doubled our advantage 14 minutes after the half time restart, but two minutes later they made a game of it to make the scores 2-1.

The ever reliable Raul Jimenez took his chance to get on the scoresheet and given I class this as the first proper European game in terms of a challenge, it was a challenge we sailed through. We did, unfortunately, concede an 89th minute penalty so there’s no room for complacency in the second leg. They’ll want a reaction at the Molineux but the advantage is ours.

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