Wolverhampton Wanderers v Olympiakos: Europe League last 16, second leg – live!

06 August 2020 07:07
Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at MolineuxLive scoreboard: Thursday’s latest scores and resultsPedro Martins: the slayer of Arsenal with sights set on WolvesAnd you can email Rob here with your thoughts 8.07pm BST 7 min I think Olympiakos will be happy if it’s 0-0 at half-time, in accordance with the Anfield 89 principle. And they only need one goal rather than two. 8.06pm BST 6 min I’m not sure my email is working either. Those problems aside, this is a triumph for the Guardian’s sports coverage! 8.05pm BST 5 min It’s been a quiet start aside from that Jimenez half-chance. There’s no clock on the BT Sport coverage, which is a bit of a nightmare, but I can confidently assert that we are still in the first half. 8.02pm BST 2 min An early half chance for Jimenez. A ball forward was blocked by Joao Moutinho and bounced up nicely for Jimenez, whose driven lob from 20 yards drifted wide of the far post. 8.01pm BST 1 min Peep peep! Wolves, in gold, kick off from right to left. Olympiakos are in red-and-white stripes. 7.54pm BST The winners of this tie will play Sevilla in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Sevilla have beaten Roma 2-0 in their one-legged quarter-final. Bayer Leverkusen have beaten Rangers 1-0 to complete a comfortable 4-1 win aggregate victory. They meet Internazionale in a humdinger on Monday. 7.44pm BST Some pre-match reading Related: Champions League incentive will drive Wolves on against Olympiakos Related: Pedro Martins: the slayer of Arsenal who now has sights set on Wolves | Will Unwin 7.10pm BST Wolves (3-4-2-1) Rui Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Podence; Raul Jimenez.Substitutes: Ruddy, Sondergaard, Jordao, Pedro Neto, Gibbs-White, Diogo Jota, Ruben Vinagre, Campana, Dendoncker, Kilman, Buur, Marques.Olympiakos (4-3-3) Allain; Elabdellaoui, Ba, Cisse, Tsimikas; Bouchalakis, Guilherme, Camara; Valbuena, El Arabi, Masouras.Substitutes: Tzolakis, Fortounis, Lovera, Cafu, Papadopoulos, Torosidis, Xentidis, Gaspar, Martinis, Sourlis, Randjelovic, Ahmed Hassan. 6.44pm BST Hello. If ever a football match deserved a crowd, it’s this one. This should have been a mighty European night at Molineux, with Hi Ho Wolverhampton thundering around the ground before kick-off. It’s still a huge game, a chance for Wolves to reach their first European quarter-final since 1972; it just won’t be as raucous as we’d like.Wolves go into the game as decent favourites to qualify. They drew the first leg 1-1 back in March, a good scoreline but one that comes with a stick-or-twist dilemma. Wolves know that a 0-0 draw would put them through on away goals, though it shouldn’t unduly affect a team who are at their best on the counter-attack, even at home. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian