09 Nov Wolverhampton Wanderers v Slovan Bratislava Match Report, 07/11/2019, UEFA Europa League
Wolves scored late on by means of Raul Jimenez to beat Slovan Bratislava in Thursday’s Europa League Group Okay encounter at Molineux.
Raul Jimenez scored a 92nd-minute winner as Wolves beat Slovan Bratislava 1-Zero in Thursday’s Europa League conflict to maneuver to the brink of the knockout stage.
The Premier League aspect gained 2-1 when the edges final met two weeks in the past however seemed as if they had been going to be denied a 3rd successive Group Okay victory by impressed Slovan goalkeeper Dominik Greif this time.
Ruben Neves had a penalty saved early within the second half, and Greif produced a variety of different spectacular stops to frustrate Wolves at Molineux.
However with 12 minutes added on resulting from a nasty head harm to Kenan Bajric, Jimenez nodded in Adama Traore’s floated cross to maneuver his aspect to inside one level of the final 32.
The ultimate whistle blows and Wolves take all three factors with a late aim from Raul Jimenez! #WOLSLO
— Wolves (@Wolves) November 7, 2019
Slovan got here near opening the scoring inside six minutes by means of an unmarked Bajric, who volleyed large on the again submit after getting on the tip of Vernon’s flick-on.
However Wolves quickly grew into the competition and would have been in entrance if not for a reflex save from Greif to maintain out Joao Moutinho’s closely deflected shot.
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Greif did nicely to show behind Jimenez’s angled drive after which additional pissed off Wolves six minutes into the second half by protecting out Neves’ informal penalty, awarded after Vasil Bozhikov clipped the heels of Pedro Neto.
14 – Ruben Neves’ penalty miss ended a run of 14 transformed spot-kicks for Wolves in all competitions, since Neves himself additionally missed towards Sheffield United within the Championship in September 2017. Rarity. pic.twitter.com/cf0Bd9W9Yi
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 7, 2019
Matt Doherty was subsequent to be thwarted by Greif from shut vary following some good play from Moutinho, whereas Neves’ long-ranger was additionally turned apart.
Nonetheless, with two of 12 added minutes performed after Jimenez caught Bajric within the head when making an attempt an overhead kick, the Mexican striker climbed highest to satisfy Traore’s deflected right-sided cross and steal all three factors.