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Wolves progress after thrilling draw

Wolves progress after thrilling draw

Wolves 3-3 Braga

Wolves qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after playing out a thrilling draw with Braga in Portugal.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side arrived at the Estadio Municipal de Braga a point behind the hosts and Group K leaders, needing a point to progress with a game to spare.

And they claimed the point they needed from an exciting encounter that saw them fall behind early on and race into a 3-1 lead before being pegged back.

Andre Horta’s deflected effort off Ruben Neves gave the hosts an early advantage.

But the visitors responded in emphatic fashion, scoring three first-half goals, with Raul Jimenez’s headed equaliser the catalyst for a complete turnaround.

After nodding in Jonny’s cross to level, the Mexican’s cross saw Matt Doherty put Wolves ahead, with Adama Traore’s low effort a minute later, from another Jimenez pass doubling Wolves’ lead.

However, Braga who are now unbeaten in 12 European matches fought back.

Paulinho reduced their arrears before Fransergio headed in from close range to round off the scoring. The result sees both sides qualify with a game remaining.

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