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Europa League round-up: Gibbs-White scores first goal as Wolves set up Torino tie

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15/08/2019 at 20:53 | Updated 15/08/2019 at 21:06

Wolves set up a Europa League play-off with Serie A club Torino after seeing off Armenian minnows Pyunik 4-0 at Molineux on Thursday night, completing an 8-0 rout on aggregate.

Following a goalless first half, Pedro Neto broke the deadlock with a debut goal as Wolves' other debutant, Patrick Cutrone, provided the assist.

Local boy Morgan Gibbs-White then doubled Wolves' lead with his first goal for the club as Neto turned provider minutes later after opening the scoring.

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Nuno Espirito Santo's side then went seven clear on aggregate with a third goal on the night as Ruben Vinagre added to Pyunik's woes.

Diogo Jota celebrates adding Wolves' fourth late on

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Second-half substitute Diogo Jota helped match the second-leg score by superbly netting a fourth with an overhead kick to see Wolves run out 4-0 winners.

Espirito Santo's men will face a much stiffer test in the final qualifying round, with Torino drawing 1-1 at Belarusian side Shakhtyor Soligorsk to complete a 6-1 aggregate success.

Elsewhere, Rangers are also through after Alfredo Morelos scored twice in a 3-1 win over Midtjylland at Ibrox to set up a Europa League play-off round tie with Legia Warsaw.

Steven Gerrard's side were in a commanding position after winning 4-2 in Denmark a week ago, and strikes from Morelos and Sheyi Ojo in the opening period set them on their way.

Morelos then notched his ninth goal of the season already after the interval, and while Evander pulled one back for the Danes, it is Rangers who travel to Poland next week.

It was not such a good night for fellow Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, who fell at the Europa League third qualifying round for the sixth straight campaign, losing 2-0 at home to Rijeka to complete a 4-0 drubbing on aggregate.

By the time Funso Ojo was sent off, the Dons were already a goal down through Stjepan Loncar's 10th-minute strike, and Antonio Colak then added a second to kill the tie.

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