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Mexico’s Jimenez stars as Wolves clinch UEL knockout round berth

SC Braga v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Group K - UEFA Europa League

BRAGA, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 27: Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group K - UEFA Europa League match between SC Braga and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Estadio Municipal de Braga on November 27, 2019 in Braga, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

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Wolves blew a 3-1 halftime lead at Braga but hung on for a draw to clinch a place in the Europa League Round of 32.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men can still win the group if it beats Besiktas on the final match day and Braga loses at Slovan Bratislava.

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Andre Horta put Braga ahead, but Wolves answered with three goals in the next half hour. Raul Jimenez, Matt Doherty, and Adama Traore all got on the board, with Jimenez also picking up an assist.

Paulinho and Fransergio scored twice in 15 second half minute for Braga, who ruined Espirito Santo’s trip back to Portugal.

El Tri star Jimenez now has 15 goals and four assists in 24 matches, including markers in the last three UEL matches.

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