Pedro Neto produces horrific open-goal miss for Wolves against Espanyol

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Espanyol Barcelona - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg

Wolves' striker Pedro Neto produced a remarkable open-goal miss against Espanyol on Thursday evening.

The 19-year-old fluffed his lines after rounding Espanyol goalkeeper Andres Prieto, sending the ball wide of the goal.

Thankfully for Nuno Espirito Santo, his side had already booked their place in the last-16 of the Europa League.

Leading 4-0 from the first leg, Neto missed the chance to made it 3-2 in the return fixture.

Wolves should have been ahead but they were soon behind through Jonathan Calleri's third goal of the night.

And Wolves would go on to lose the contest but they progressed on aggregate.

There's no doubt about it, Nuno's side should be considered one of the favourites to win the Europa League.

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It's not been an easy season for them, balancing European football with domestic action, but they've coped remarkably well and sit in the top 10 of the Premier League.

And Nuno is aware of the challenges that his side has faced, praising his players for their efforts.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve not suffered, it’s been tough with a tight schedule, very demanding on the players and I think the credit is on them," he said, per the club's website.

Espanyol Barcelona v Wolverhampton Wanderers - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Second Leg

"The way they compete, the way they prepare themselves to compete, but it’s tough, very tough.

“When you see the schedule; we play Europa and then only have two days before we have to play a tough game always in the Premier League, so it’s been very demanding.

"The credit is for the players, it’s for the staff, but the players buying, believing and working very hard, is what makes things go well.”

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