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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Wolves victorious over Espanyol

Diogo Jota scored a second successive Europa League hat-trick as Wolves took complete control of their last-32 tie against Espanyol with a 4-0 first-leg win.


Wolves had failed to score in back-to-back Premier League matches but had no trouble in overcoming LaLiga's bottom-placed side at Molineux on Thursday.


Jota netted a hat-trick when Wolves won by the same scoreline against Besiktas in December.


He opened the scoring here with a close-range finish inside 15 minutes before doubling his tally in the second half after Ruben Neves' sublime 25-yard volley put the hosts two ahead.



The Portugal international completed his latest hat-trick with nine minutes remaining.


Espanyol now have a mountain to climb in next week's return leg.