EUROPA LEAGUE: END OF THE ROAD FOR NIGERIA’S CARL IKEME’S CLUB, WOLVES

With a bottled drink and half-filled glass on the table, former Nigerian goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme was following the proceedings at Duisburg in Germany as his club, Wolves struggled with Spanish side, Sevilla in a quarter final match of the Europa League.

The picture was posted on his twitter handle, apparently preparing for celebration after the match.

A celebration aborted…

Unfortunately, that was not the case as Wolves, after squandering a first half penalty kick got eliminated by a 88th minute back-breaking goal.

Sevilla will now meet Manchester United in the semi-final on Sunday as an all-England clash has been averted.

So, Wolves’ 13-month Europa League campaign comes to an end in devastating fashion as Lucas Ocampos’ header puts Sevilla through.

Nuno’s men had defended well up until the 88th minute, when veteran Ever Banega’s cross was briliiantly glanced in by Argentine Ocampos for his 17th of the season.

Wolves will obviously rue the missed penalty from Raul Jimenez, which Adama Traore had won.

But it is now a replay of the last-16 Champions League tie of 2018 as Sevilla meet Manchester United in the last four of the Europa League.