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Wolves 0, Sevilla 1: Raul Jimenez penalty miss proves costly as Sevilla knock Wolves out of EL
Wolves have exited the Europa League at the quarter-final stage, after suffering defeat to La Liga side Sevilla, Express and Star reported.
|Lucas Ocampos heads home the winning goal (Ina Fassbender/Pool/AP)|
Nuno Espirito Santo's side were gifted an opportunity to take an early lead from the penalty spot, after Diego Carlos hauled Adama Traore down. But Raul Jimenez's penalty was saved - although replays appeared to show the goalkeeper leaving his line early, as well as encroachment from Carlos, who went on to clear.
|Raul Jimenez holds his head in his hands after missing the penalty (Friedemann Vogel/Pool/AP)|
|Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts after missing a first half penalty. (AMA)|
After a goalless first half the game was on a knife-edge. But with Sevilla piling on the pressure in the second half, the La Liga side finally broke the deadlock in the final ten minutes as Lucas Ocampos headed home Ever Banega's brilliant cross.
|Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos celebrates the winner (Friedemann Vogel/Pool/AP)|
Wolves did their utmost to try and find a leveller, but could not break down their opponents in the final minutes.
The result means Wolves will not partake in European competition next season, with their seventh-placed finish in the Premier League not worthy qualification thanks to Arsenal's FA Cup win.
Shakhtar Donetsk 4, Basel 1: Shakhtar Donetsk see off Basel to set up Inter Milan semi-final
According to Sports Mole, Shakhtar Donetsk stormed through to the Europa League semi-finals with an impressive 4-1 win over FC Basel.
The result never looked in doubt for Shakhtar in Gelsenkirchen from the moment they took the lead in the second minute.
|Junior Moraes celebrates scoring the opener for Shakhtar Donetsk. Photo: Sky Sports.|
The Ukrainian side will face Italian giants Inter Milan in Monday's semi-final.
Junior Moraes headed home from a Marlos cross to give his side an early lead and Shakhtar continued to dominate and soon doubled their advantage, with Taison's shot deflecting past goalkeeper Djordje Nikolic and into the back of the net in the 22nd minute.
|Shakhtar Donetsk stormed through to the Europa League semi-finals with an impressive 4-1 win over FC Basel. Photo: Reuters.|
Alan Patrick expertly converted a penalty for his side's third in the 75th minute, striking the ball into the roof of the net.
Shakhtar had the game sealed and stretched their advantage when Dodo added a fourth in the 88th minute, firing the ball in from the right.
Basel struggled to make their mark on the game, but managed to score a consolation goal, with former Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel tapping the ball in from close range.
|Taiso's shot deflects in off Fabian Frei to make it 2-0 after 22 minutes. Photo: Sky Sports.|
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