Wolves teenager Pedro Neto missed open goal in Europa League defeat to Espanyol but luckily doesn’t cost his s

Pedro Neto had a moment to forget late on in Wolves’ Europa League second leg defeat in Espanyol on Thursday.

With the match tied at 2-2, Neto was through on goal and had rounded the goalkeeper. All the 19-year-old had to do was roll the ball into the empty net to grab and easy goal.

Pedro Neto missed an open goal for Wolves

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Pedro Neto missed an open goal for Wolves

The winger somehow managed to miss the target and was suitably embarrassed as he lifted his shirt to cover his face.

Fortunately for the Wolves man the shocking miss did not prevent his side from progressing to the last-16 – even though Espanyol went on to win the game.

The hosts, who were trailing 4-0 from the first leg, opened the scoring in the 16th minute through former West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri to give them hope of staging a mammoth comeback.

Espanyol’s hopes were all-but killed off when Adama Traore levelled for Wolves six minutes later.

The Spanish side regained the lead from the penalty spot in the 57th minute with Calleri coolly slotting home his second goal.

Wolves equalised once again with 11 minutes remaining to effectively seal their place in the Europa League last 16 when Matt Doherty tapped in at the far post.

Neto then missed the open goal that would have given Nuno Espirito Santo’s side the win at that stage.

The Brazilian would be made to pay for his miss as the hosts took the lead for a third time in stoppage time, with Calleri completing his hat-trick to make it 3-2 on the night – and 6-3 on aggregate in favour of the visitors.