Europa League: Wolves thrash Pyunik to cruise into play-offs with 8-0 aggregate, set-up enticing clash against Torino

Wolves eased past Armenia's Pyunik 4-0 and 8-0 on aggregate to reach the Europa League play-offs where they will face Torino of Italy.

Agence France-Presse August 16, 2019 09:19:26 IST
Europa League: Wolves thrash Pyunik to cruise into play-offs with 8-0 aggregate, set-up enticing clash against Torino
  • Wolves eased past Armenia's Pyunik 4-0 and 8-0 on aggregate to reach the Europa League play-offs where they will face Torino of Italy.

  • Diogo Jota scored a spectacular late volley with debutant Pedro Neto, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ruben Vinagre also on the scoresheet.

  • Rangers saw off FC Midtjylland 3-1 at Ibrox for a 7-3 aggregate with Alfredo Morelos scoring twice either side of a Sheyi Ojo strike.

Paris: Wolves eased past Armenia's Pyunik 4-0 and 8-0 on aggregate to reach the Europa League play-offs on Thursday where they will face Torino of Italy.

Diogo Jota, on as a substitute, scored a spectacular late volley with debutant Pedro Neto, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ruben Vinagre also on the scoresheet as Nuno Espirito Santo's Premier League side cruised through at Molineux.

Europa League Wolves thrash Pyunik to cruise into playoffs with 80 aggregate setup enticing clash against Torino

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota (18) celebrates scoring with teammates. Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Wolves, playing in Europe for the first time since 1980, face a Torino side who drew 1-1 at Belarusian side Shakhtyor 1-1 to make it past the third qualifying round 6-1 on aggregate.

Nikolai Yanush salvaged some pride for the hosts levelling on the night from the spot in stoppage time after Simone Zaza had given the Italians the lead 10 minutes from time, but Torino were already well out of sight.

Torino, who finished seventh in Serie A last season, are only in the competition after AC Milan accepted in June a voluntary ban from European football for the coming season over breaches of financial fair play rules.

Feyenoord, former European champions and two-time winners of the Europa League's predecessor UEFA Cup, also had easy passage to the playoffs after a 1-1 draw with Dinamo Tbilisi that saw them through 5-1 on aggregate.

Rangers saw off FC Midtjylland 3-1 at Ibrox for a 7-3 aggregate with Alfredo Morelos scoring twice either side of a Sheyi Ojo strike.

Fellow Scots Aberdeen, however, lost 2-0 to Rijeka of Croatia and went out 4-0 on aggregate.

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