Pedro Neto scored an away goal for Wolves as they drew with 10-man Olympiakos

Olympiakos 1-1 Wolves

Substitute Pedro Neto scored a valuable away goal for Wolves as they drew with 10-man Olympiakos in their Europa League last-16 tie played behind closed doors over coronavirus concerns.

The Premier League side, who wanted the game postponed, faced 10 men from the 28th minute after last-man Ruben Semedo was sent off for fouling Diogo Jota.

But Wolves laboured and went behind when Youssef El Arabi tapped home.

Wolves had largely underwhelmed inside the eerie Karaiskakis Stadium and their only other clear-cut chance was when Raul Jimenez’s angled strike struck the face of goalkeeper Jose Sa.

The second leg is next Thursday, but whether it is played depends on Uefa’s decision over whether to cancel its club competitions because of the increasing threat of coronavirus.

If it does go ahead Wolves will need to be in a better frame of mind. They did not want to play this fixture and manager Nuno Espirito Santo said it was “absurd” it proceeded despite concerns over the pandemic.



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