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Premier League high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers will have it all to do once again at the Molineux after they could only manage a 1-1 away draw against Olympiacos. The side that beat Arsenal in the last round were reduced to ten men in the first half but then went on to take the lead against the run of play in the second period. Wolves later equalised through half-time substitute Pedro Neto, after his shot took a massive deflection off one of the home defenders. Despite this, Nuno will have to be satisfied with an away goal and a draw to show for their trip across Europe.

Wolves Players Rated In Tight Draw Vs Olympiacos

Rui Patricio – 6.5

The Portuguese shot-stopper didn’t make any silly mistakes tonight, and he ensured that the home side were limited to just the one goal. Arguably should’ve stayed on his line ahead of the Olympiacos goal.

Willy Boly – 6.5

The Frenchman put in a composed display at the back for Nuno’s side tonight but could’ve probably got a touch on the pass that fell to El Arabi. Was a natural target from set-pieces too.

Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after he scores his sides first goal which is then ruled offside by VAR during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on February 14, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Conor Coady – 6.5

A couple of unnecessary fouls by the big centre-half, who put in a good shift on the night. Looked fairly strong defending against corners and free-kicks, and didn’t get dribbled past either.

Romain Saiss – 6.5

The makeshift centre-half was solid for the most part on the night but probably should’ve stood stronger on the lead up to the surprising home goal. Positioned himself well at the back though.

Matt Doherty – 5

The full-back was taken off at half-time by Nuno Espírito Santo, who bought on Pedro Neto in his stead. Was forced to do a lot of defending in the first half as the home side applied the pressure.

Ruben Neves – 7

Like his midfield partner, the youngster moved the ball around well in the second half and asked quite a few questions of this Olympiacos side with his set-piece deliveries as well.

Joao Moutinho – 7

The Portuguese midfield magician orchestrated the free-kick perfectly in the lead up to the Pedro Neto goal. Moved it around with confidence and tried to push Wolves forward whenever possible.

Ruben Vinagre – 6

The full-back tried to have an impact in the attacking third with his enthusiastic running, but he just couldn’t find the right delivery or pass at the end of the move. Worked hard in defence, though.

Adama Traore – 5.5

The usually dangerous trickster was heavily ineffective today, as he struggled to create any end product despite getting into some good positions. Looked to over-complicate things too often.

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on March 16, 2019 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Raul Jimenez – 6.5

The Mexican had a glorious chance to level things up in the second half, but he, unfortunately, fired straight into the onrushing goalkeeper’s face. Made some excellent forward runs too.

Diogo Jota – 6

The speedster had a couple of decent opportunities in the first half where he should’ve arguable made better decisions. Tried to move the Wolves attack forward in the second period though.


Pedro Neto – 7

The youngster seemed to completely change the complexion of the tie with his energy and enthusiasm in the final third. Scored the equaliser and picked out a peach of a ball into Jimenez.

Daniel Podence – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Leander Dendoncker – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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