Wolves and Rangers safely through, Aberdeen knocked out

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Here is a round-up of the British interest in Thursday night’s Europa League action…

Wolves had no trouble in their qualifier

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Wolves had no trouble in their qualifier

Wolves 4-0 Pyunik (8-0 agg)

Diogo Jota’s spectacular late volley capped a fine 4-0 second-leg victory for Wolves over Pyunik as they moved closer to the Europa League group stage.

The substitute – who scored Wolves’ first European goal for 39 years against Crusaders last month – sealed an 8-0 aggregate success at Molineux.

Quickfire second-half goals from debutant Pedro Neto, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ruben Vinagre had already put Wolves into cruise control on Thursday.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will now play Torino, who beat FC Shakhtyor 6-1 on aggregate, in the play-off to reach the group stage.

Diogo Jota scored a fine goal

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Diogo Jota scored a fine goal

Rangers 3-1 Midtjylland (7-3 agg)

Rangers made the minimum fuss of in completing in the job against FC Midtjylland as they cruised into the Europa League play-offs with a 3-1 Ibrox win.

Steven Gerrard had warned his team to beware of the Danes after seeing Celtic get sucker-punched out of the Champions League by Cluj on Tuesday night.

But the Light Blues made sure to kill the tie early as two goals from Alfredo Morelos either side of a Sheyi Ojo strike sealed a 7-3 aggregate triumph.

The only blot on the night came late on as Evander Da Silva Ferreira was allowed to pull one back for the Wolves.

But it was a display that would have impressed Andy King – watching from the directors box as he waits to seal his loan switch from Leicester – and now sets up a showdown with Legia Warsaw of Poland as Gers look to qualify for the group stage for the second year running.

Rangers also made it safely through

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Rangers also made it safely through

Aberdeen 0-2 Rijeka (0-4 agg)

Aberdeen lost 2-0 to Rijeka in the second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie, losing 4-0 on aggregate.

Stjepan Loncar opened the scoring after just ten minutes and Funso Ojo was sent off for the hosts ten minutes later.

Antonio Colak killed off any remaining hope before half-time and there were no further goals.

Aberdeen were well beaten

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Aberdeen were well beaten





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