Diogo Jota had a hat trick and Ruben Neves scored a very Ruben Neves goal as Wolves took a 4-0 lead over Espanyol on Thursday after one leg of Europa League Round of 32 action.
Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho, and Matt Doherty recorded assists for Wolves, who will visit the Portuguese side on Feb. 27.
Espanyol had 57 percent of the ball and put four shots on target to Wolves’ five.
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Wolves came out of the gates with a show of strength, taking six shots to Espanyol’s zero over the first 25 minutes.
The goal came off an Adama Traore-won corner, Raul Jimenez flicking on to Jota.
Neves’ goal came straight from his area of expertise, a beautiful bit of control with his chest before smashing home from distance.
The 23-year-old Jota scored the first, third, and fourth goals of the contest to give him two Europa League hat tricks this season. He has 12 goals and five assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season.
¡Golazo de Rubén Neves! Control con el pecho y zapatazo de volea 🤩⚽💥
— TUDN USA (@TUDNUSA) February 20, 2020