Espanyol vs Wolves commentary: Confirmed line-ups sees Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota rested for Europa League

Wolves are in Barcelona and have made five changes for their Europa League clash at Espanyol.

Diogo Jota – who scored a hat-trick in last week’s first-leg 4-0 win in the last 32 – has been rested completely, along with Ruben Neves.

Diogo Jota scored a brilliant hat-trick for Wolves against Espanyol

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Diogo Jota scored a brilliant hat-trick for Wolves against Espanyol

Max Kilman, Ruben Vinagre, Daniel Podence, Adama Traore and Morgan Gibbs-White have all come in.

Wolves have got genuine ambitions of going deep in this season’s tournament and reaching the next round should be a formality in Spain.

But Nuno insists his side won’t be complacent and will want to see a professional job done at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat.

Espanyol vs Wolves: How to listen

The Round of 32 second-leg will get under way at 5:55pm on Thursday, February 27.

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Espanyol vs Wolves: What has been said?

Nuno Espirito Santo insists his Wolves are not past Espanyol yet despite their huge first-leg lead.

“This is a new game, a new challenge, so we have to compete well,” said the Wolves boss.

“The approach is the same. It doesn’t mean anything what we did before.”

“It is not almost nil-nil, it is nil-nil. It’s a tough stadium to come.”

And Ruben Neves has dismissed talk of Wolves’ Champions League charge.

“We can’t talk about it at this moment. It’s a very good moment but we have our feet on the ground,” he said.

“We know what we’re capable of but we have to be focused on our competitions to keep our pace. It’s not fair to think about it at the moment.

“Our philosophy is always game-by-game. After we’ll look to the Premier League. It’s not the moment to speak about the Champions League.”


Espanyol: Andres, Gomez, Calero, Naldo, Pedrosa, Melendo, Victor Sanchez, David Lopez, Darder, Vargas, Calleri.
Subs: Pipa, Wu, Ferreyra, Diego Lopez, Cabrera, Embarba, Lozano.

Wolves: Rui Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Doherty, Dendoncker, Gibbs-White, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre, Traore, Daniel Podence.
Subs: Campana, Bruno Jordao, Pedro Neto, Jimenez, Ruddy, Saiss, Rasmussen.