2019-20 UEFA Europa League, Round of 16
  • Raúl Jiménez (8' PEN)
2nd Leg - Wolverhampton Wanderers advance 2-1 on aggregate
2nd Leg - Wolverhampton Wanderers advance 2-1 on aggregate

Wolves reach Europa League quarterfinals with Jimenez penalty against Olympiakos

Wolves' Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring a goal against Olympiakos in the Europa League. Getty Images

A ninth minute penalty from Raul Jimenez gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 win over Olympiakos which took them through 2-1 on aggregate in a tie played over two legs.

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The Mexico international also tried his luck with an outrageous rabona shot before half-time which flew over. However, the English Premier League side did not have it all their own way as they reached their first European quarterfinal since 1972.

Olympiakos enjoyed 62% possession and had a goal by Mady Camara chalked off in the 28th minute after a long VAR review for offside against Youssef El Arabi in the build up.

Jimenez has 27 goals across in all competitions this season, with Thursday's score being his 10th in Europa League play (including qualifying rounds).

The result sets up a quarterfinal match for Wolves against Sevilla FC, with the last eight set to be played in four German cities as part of the mini-tournament, with the final on Aug. 21 in Cologne.

"We know Sevilla will be tough but if we play as a team, as a family, I think we can achieve very good things," added Jimenez.