Date: 26th July 2019 at 2:25pm
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Wolves began their Europa League campaign with a bang after recording a 2-0 victory in the first-leg of their tie against Northern Irish side Crusaders. Ruben Vinagre netted an injury time strike to give Nuno Espirito Santo’s men a two goal advantage heading into next week.

Adama Traore operated in an unfamiliar right wing-back position but his electric performance drew plaudits from a number of the Molineux faithful.

One supporter labelled the performance his best in a Wolves shirt since joining the club last summer after they activated his £18m release clause from Championship side Middlesborough. Others called it a Man of the Match performance and wondered if there is more to him than being a one trick pony.

Wolves looked dominant in possession as you’d expect with the huge gulf between the two sides, but struggled to create too many clear opportunities to stretch the margin ahead of the returning leg. It was also the club’s first European adventure in nearly 40 years with Traore standing out the most.

It was the winger-turned-defender that provided the assist for their opening strike as his cross from deep met Diogo Jota in the box. The change of position was duly noted by a number of the Molineux crowd with one supporter claiming we were seeing Nuno work his magic by developing and changing a player right in front of his eyes. Another noted that the 23-year-old looked a totally different player from last season, calling the manager a genius.

You can read the best of the reaction from Traore’s performance below:


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