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Match Thread: FC Braga vs Wolves (Europa League)

Neto goes home

By Wolves
November 28 2019

Wolves travel to Portugal for tonight's game, hoping to avenge their 1 - 0  defeat at Molineux, and achieve the one point needed to reach the last 32 of this year's Europa League competition.

Pedro Neto returns to the club in whose academy his career began, hoping to start tonight's game as Wolves set out to face the only team they have lost to in this year's European adventure. Nuno will have decisions to make for tonight's line-up, especially in defence: Ryan Bennett is still unlikely to be fit and Romaine Saiss will be suspended for Sunday's important Premier League game against Sheffield United, so he may want a settled defence for the two games and may recall Max Kilman to centre left.  


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Match Thread: FC Braga vs Wolves (Europa League)
Discussion started by Wolves , 28/11/2019 10:57
28/11/2019 10:57
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019:12:14:14:31:13 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 17:16
Nuno clearly wants to win tonight as he is fielding the same starting Xl from Saturday:

Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez & Jota

Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Kilman, Vallejo, Otasowie, Neto, Cutrone

28/11/2019 18:03
Speculative shot by Braga takes a big deflection and we are down a goal.

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 18:04
First shot of the game goes in for Braga!! Ten yards outside area it deflected off Neves foot up into corner & Rui had no chance.
Braga 1 Wolves 0

28/11/2019 18:11
Raul scores the equaliser after a good buildup.

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 18:11
Joao to Jonny, Cross from the left and Raul heads in. Braga 1 Wolves 1

28/11/2019 18:15
The pitch is in poor condition so both teams are struggling with control and passing. Not much sign of home fans, plenty of empty seats so the atmosphere is nonexistent.

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 18:21
So close to 1 - 2 but Jota just couldn’t reach Adama’s cross

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 18:30
Great Wolves goal set up by Raul for Doc to head in. Braga 1 Wolves 2

28/11/2019 18:31
Green header by Doc from pass by Raul.
2-1 to Wolves.

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 18:31
Followed by a solo effort from Adama again set up by Raul. Great team play by Wolves now.
Braga 1 Wolves 3

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:11:28:18:33:15 by Cheshire wolf.

28/11/2019 18:33

28/11/2019 18:36
Is this what they call “come from behind?”

28/11/2019 18:38
All going well - just hope they all stay injury-free!

28/11/2019 18:46
Bratislava could now take the second spot if it stays like this, so you have to think Braga will have to go for it in the second half. We might yet get that hatful we have been expecting for a while now.

28/11/2019 18:50
3-1 at halftime and Wolves are by and large in control.
The pitch isn’t helping and there are a lot of silly fouls but the ref is being sensible and getting most of the decisions right. Both Adama/Doc and Diogo/Jonny are working the wide areas extremely well and the Braga defenders don’t seem to be able to cope.
Our defence has been largely untroubled and the whole team seems well focused and up for the game.
Should be able to add to the scoreline if we continue to play like this in the second half.

barmy army wolf
28/11/2019 19:01
Just got back in from parents evening, and BT sports are very impressed with WwFC 1st half performance...
Best they’ve played this season in Europe!!

Sods freaking law!

28/11/2019 19:14
Braga looking clueless at the moment and we have started the second half on the front foot.
Wolves fans are making themselves heard. Well done lads.

28/11/2019 19:17
Good goal from Braga. 3-2.

barmy army wolf
28/11/2019 19:18
2-3... shall I go back out??

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 19:18
Strange defending by Doc to let Braga in for their second goal
Braga 2 Wolves 3

Cheshire wolf
28/11/2019 19:21
Raul booked for a foul which rules him out of our next game Inn Europe

28/11/2019 19:22
Neto on for Raul who was just booked.

28/11/2019 19:27
Time we scored again!

28/11/2019 19:28
Vinagre on for Traore who may be injured.

28/11/2019 19:33
Braga score an equaliser.
And Braga are on the front foot now—- why do we do this to ourselves?

28/11/2019 19:33
FFS - wheels are falling off!

28/11/2019 19:49
Well we've scraped through but at what cost? Adama injured? Raul carded. Bet Nuno will have a word or two to say. Oh well onwards and upwards!

28/11/2019 20:00
How we managed to throw that away I don’t know. Braga didn’t really improve but we suddenly fell apart when they scored their second goal. We were lucky to hold onto a draw, nevertheless,onwards and upwards.

Billericay Wolf
28/11/2019 20:35
Well we're into the next round. Good job it wasn't based on home & away goals.

essington wolf
28/11/2019 22:31
Shame we let it slip 2nd half but we are through that's all that matters. Think this is the first time we have missed boly since he got injured, we just switched off for their 2nd and 3rd goal, but saying that I would of taken a draw tonight. We played some great football first half just need to sustain it 90 mins!

Ivybridge Wolf
28/11/2019 23:31
Would have taken a draw pre-match but disappointing to lose a two goal lead. Nevermind, we’re through and we played some great stuff in the first half, and on occasions in the second. I’ll say it again however, if we’d have put a few more of the chances we created, we’d have been clear. Three great goals despite what I say, the second the real pick of the crop. That run from Doc was as sumptuous as the pass to put it on his head! Just brilliant.
What a pudding of a pitch eh, Molineux (and other grounds) 70s style!!? And overall a great entertaining match.
The european adventure continues.

29/11/2019 12:10
We didn't throw anything away .. control yourselves. Teams lead regularly in football particularly away from home and don't win.. it's the nature of the beast. What was imperative is we didn't lose and qualified and as Ivy says, the pitch was probably worse than we would find in non league here with it surely not fitting the criteria laid out by UEFA for a European game.. disgraceful. A good performance and result against a reasonable side.

Wolverina , you say at " what cost" .. this is our first time in the European knockout stages for over 40 years and if the cost involves a few knocks and cards so be it. I don't believe there is any real advantage to be gained finishing first or second in the group with no guarantee of an easier draw if we achieved the latter. As we are one of the favourites to win the whole thing anyway, you could make a case for saying teams should fear us more than the reverse. As it currently stands the current favourites are Arsenal which says it all really.

29/11/2019 15:07
an angry wolf
As we are one of the favourites to win the whole thing anyway, you could make a case for saying teams should fear us more than the reverse. As it currently stands the current favourites are Arsenal which says it all really.

So we do to Arsenal what Chelsea did last time and beat them in the final? Let’s do that then 😀 and see who the respective coaches are.

Ivybridge Wolf
29/11/2019 17:57
I was saying in the pub last night, lets finish second so we can play Man United for a guaranteed win in the next round 😜
Assuming the rules will allow such a draw. Failing that bring on Rangers or Celtic!

29/11/2019 18:12
Absolutely Ivy, surely we want to see wolves vs Celtic/United than shaking in terror praying we finish top to avoid them.

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