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Wolves beaten by a late goal as Sevilla will face United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final
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Wolverhampton Wanderers were undone by an 88th-minute goal as Sevilla move on to a Europa League semi-final clash against Manchester United.

It could have been an all English semi-final in the Europa League if Wolves could have overcome Sevilla.

However, it was not to be as Nuno Espirito Santos’ side was dominated for the most part. To their credit Wolves spent most of the game defending valiantly.

Their plan appeared to fall apart when Raul Jimenez’s first-half penalty was saved. The miss took the wind out of their sails but they tried valiantly to hold on.

The desperate defending appeared to be enough as the final minutes approached. But as fate would have it, a chance fell to the Spaniards, and the five-time winners of the trophy grabbed the goal that sent them through.

Wolves should have been more aware, having already dealt with close to 40 crosses from the La Liga side upto that point in the game.

But it was yet another ball in from out wide in the 88th minute, that finally undid them. 

Suso took a quick corner, finding Banega. The Sevilla player curled the ball into the box. Banega knew where Ocampos was going and his compatriot likewise knew where the ball would be. Poetry in motion as the move came together perfectly.

He met the cross with his head, directing the ball into the bottom corner, leaving Patricio grasping at air. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be well aware that his side has never beaten Sevilla. He will also know full well it will take a much better performance than the one they gave against Copenhagen in the quarter-finals if they are to make it to the big finale.