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Match Thread: Wolves vs Sporting Braga


The Europa League Proper

By Wolves
September 19 2019

Wolves' Portuguese links take another turn tonight when they face one of that country's biggest teams, Sporting Braga in the first round proper of this season's Europa League

Having beaten three teams to reach this stage of the Europa League, everyone at Wolves know that tonight's match will see a step up in the competition they face as Braga are one of the top teams in Portugal. Many of the Wolves players from that country know the club or have links with it. Nuno Espirito Santo will no doubt be keen for his team to put the uncertain start to this season's Premier League matches behind them as they strive to establish themselves in this competition. However, the question will be how many first team payers will start tonight in the knowledge that we have a very important game at Crystal Palace on Sunday to also consider.

 

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Sporting Braga
Discussion started by Wolves , 19/09/2019 17:06
Wolves
19/09/2019 17:06
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:10:01:17:16:54 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 19:21
Tonight's team news shows five changes from Saturday's staring eleven:

Line-up: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Gibbs-White, Jonny, Jimenez, Cutrone

Subs: Ruddy,, Saiss, Vinagre, Moutinho, Traore, Neto, Jota

Lupinehowler
19/09/2019 19:37
Good to see Cutrone start Gibbs-White is going to have to up his game to win over the doubters.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:00
Good evening LH. I agree with both of your comments. I also think Dendoncker needs to be a bit more productive than against Chelsea

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:01
We have a Danish referee tonight who is well experienced at this level having officiated for past five seasons in the Group stages

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:04
Braga start on the front foot and have already had a shot a goal after their right winger got past Boly



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:09
Wolves getting more of a grip on the game but this be not be a pushover

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:13
VAR not being used in the group stages this season.
Free kick earned by MGW ping pongs and comes out to Neves, his effort is a little too high



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:17
Glorious ball into their area from MGW, but Cutrone just unable to control it & get an effort on goal

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 20:17
Superb ball from Neves just then. Trademark stuff only an inch or so from Cutrone pulling down and scoring



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Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 20:20
Was that Gibbs White? Could have sworn it was Neves! Bloody fuzzy screen 😂



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:23
Wolves passing is not crisp and accurate enough yet, and Braga are certainly no slouches in attack especially when ours breaks down

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:24
Raul puts ball across the area to Cutrone who struggles to get it down and takes a left footed shot but it's too high. Shame as they linked up well

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:27
Raul & Cutrone link up well again. Bennett takes resultiythrow in - & I lost my stream!!!! Back again & Leander wrongly penalised for a good tackle

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:29
Good break up left wing by MGW but his final pass is wanting

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:31
Good defending by Willy Boly - but what else do we expect!! Corner to Braga well cleared

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:33
Wolves may have npbeen lucky to avoid a penalty - replay shows it was a dive well picked up by referee, but no yellow card

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:37
Very clever play by Jonny to start a break up left wing. Ball lost, but the colossus that is Boly wins it back. Ball fed out to MGW on left but he puts too much on it right across the area.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:39
Good effort by MGW to link up with Raul, but just overhit

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:43
Doc comes in off right wing linking up well with Raul but defence eventually intervene.
Cutrone tries to do too much rather than getting a shot away. Five minutes of first half to play

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 20:45
Oh my word, Cutrone really snatched when through , bad miss



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:46
Super play to set up Cutrone in the box but he puts it wide with only the keeper to beat

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 20:47
Not a bad match, we’re going okay, should be winning



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:47
One added minute to play.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 20:50
I would agree with Ivybridge Wolf. Quite an entertaining game which Braga have played their part in too. Wolves have had chances and should definitely be leading by at least one goal. Cutrone and Raul are linking up well together in attack and with the midfield, and some chances have only gone because of a poor final pass.
Half time Wolves 0 SC Braga 0

an angry wolf
19/09/2019 20:51
Solid enough performance but hard to know how good braga actually are- being fourth best team in Portugal is about as impressive as finishing runner up in a beauty contest at a skegness bingo hall for the over 60s. Good decision from the ref regarding the potential penalty being given for Braga as the player clearly dived .. why the ref is wearing those knee length green socks I've no idea, he looks like a transvestite.

Cutrone looks a very good player but should have at least hit the target near the end of the half- in a situation like that he should do what Ian wright always used to state in treating the goal as a whole target instead of trying to place the shot. If it's hit hard enough and low enough it's almost certainly a goal.

Lupinehowler
19/09/2019 20:55
A good first half which we probably edged. Defence looking better but still giving me palpitations periodically. Gibbs-White can be pleased with his contribution and the team shape looks better with him playing behind the front two. Cutrone and Raul are working their socks off so I hope they get some reward for their efforts tonight. Crowd is in good voice.
Should be a good second half.

chicagowolf
19/09/2019 20:57
Workmanlike but missing that killer touch. We played better than them and it really shows how important Boly is; like a rock. Chelsea might not have been such a rout if he had been able to play.
And MGW continues to be ‘promising ‘. Ie not quite there yet!

an angry wolf
19/09/2019 20:58
I take it the illegal streams are all flourishing gentlemen?

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:03
I've tried a different one this evening Angry and apart from a couple of frozen periods it's fine - always better to have an English commentary is possible, even if the specialist is female!!!!

barmy army wolf
19/09/2019 21:03
BT sports on kodi, is working a treat AW!

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:06
Here we go again with no changes. Patricio saves their first attempt easily. MGW sets up Neves for one of his specials but it's way too high

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:10
Great play between Neves, MGW. & Cutrone but his final ball is put behind Raul from byline.
Raul misses the ball then Leander's shot saved by goalie's leg

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 21:10
What a chance, completely missed then a wonderful save. We cudda shudda been winning. Again



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:12
Much better momentum from Wolves so far in this half

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:16
Another long throw from Bennett sets up a shot from Neves which thuds into a defender. Play stopped when the ball hits the ref under the new rules. Braga goalkeeper has gone down holding the hamstring area of his right leg!

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 21:16
You get the impression we’re cranking it up but crucially no score ....... yet



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:19
Goalie seems to be OK - possible cramp, Bratislava and Besiktas - the other two teams in our group are drawing 2 - 2

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:20
Wolves look much more threatening than Braga when they attack

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:24
Corner to Wolves - MGW puts a good cross in but cleared

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:25
Moutinho being prepared to come on & replace MGW who in fairness has been quite impressive

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:27
Good play by Leander but then he gives the ball away!!

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:28
Braga player Cecera gets a yellow card for simulation trying to get a penalty - quite rightly!

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 21:31
B@gger. Lost possession on the right and a quick break left our defence all at sea. Good finish but self inflicted



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:33
Bennett gives ball away on the right, three on two and ball passes to spare player who buries it past Patricio
Wolves 0 Braga 1

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:34
Jota replaces Dendoncker after Wolves run ragged in defence again by Braga. Jota slots into attacking midfield position

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:37
Goalkeeper playing the fool time wasting & is booked. Jota already effective in midfield role. Traore being prepared to join the game

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:40
Boly puts the ball on Raul's head but he puts it straight at the keeper. Traore replaces Doc.
Bennett frustrating everyone - including me - with his persistent backward passing which always slows the game down,

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:41
A good shot from Willy Boly brings a save

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:44
Five minutes to play plus added time. Wolves still desperately searching for an equaliser, but things just are not clicking upfront

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:48
Free kick for Wolves comes to nothing. Jota hauled down in midfield.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:49
Corner to Wolves as we enter 6 added minutes

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 21:50
Great long range Neves shot well saved



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Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:51
Ruvpben Neves brings out a good save from 30 yards.

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:52
Great play by Jota to set up Raul but his first time shot is well blocked

wolverina
19/09/2019 21:52
Just arrived in Spain - do we deserve to be losing?

an angry wolf
19/09/2019 21:57
oh dear

Cheshire wolf
19/09/2019 21:58
Cutrone creates another chance in the area but his shot is wide. Boly gets a yellow but not sure why. Traore fouled, free kick met by Raul but goes wide.
Full time whistle goes. A poor start for awolves on their return to European football. Plenty of attempts on goal but lacking the accuracy of passing and shots taken. Braga took their best opportunity, but Wolves failed to take theirs.
Wolves 0 SC Braga 1

Ivybridge Wolf
19/09/2019 21:59
Fizzling out now. We’ve been perhaps a touch unlucky to be honest but the big issue tonight is the missing ability to score a goal.
FT last seconds Raul did well to get to a header but well wide.
I am very disappointed to be honest. A better display than recently but we can’t win at Molineux.



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Lupinehowler
19/09/2019 21:59
Lost my feed for the last ten minutes.
Disappointing result.

an angry wolf
19/09/2019 22:05
Crutone has some nice touches but I stated when he arrived he wasnt a natural goal scorer as his record suggests - we are powderpuff upfront and until that's addressed we won't go anywhere fast. The time wasting antics from Braga was a disgrace btw

BULL SHAT MOXI
19/09/2019 22:33
Just got back very good game,they are a very good side but we had the chances and we realy should have won it, one mistake by Bennett who had a pretty good game along with Bolly and Johny defence much better, but our finishing very poor.



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oldngold
19/09/2019 23:40
The home games against Watford and Southampton are starting to loom very large now. We really don't want to be entertaining the Vile in November looking for our first win of the season.

Hopefully you can pull this message and have a laugh when we finish in the top half and lift the Europa League next May.

But summat ain't right.

Powder puff up front and disorganised at the back leads only one way in this league and I don't care how early in the season it is.

an angry wolf
19/09/2019 23:46
If dendonkey had buried his absolute sitter we would have won the game - fine lines gentlemen. If we lose our next two then I will migrate into the something isnt right " camp but I doubt it

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