Wolves’ Europa League dream came to a heartbreaking end as Sevilla booked a semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday with a late winner in Duisburg.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side – whose pandemic-disrupted 2019-20 season lasted 383 days – had a glorious 13th-minute chance to take the lead but Raul Jimenez’s penalty was saved.
They struggled to create chances after that and failed to hold on for extra time as Lucas Ocampos’ header from Ever Banega’s cross settled the tie for Sevilla with two minutes to go.
Wolves will not be in European competition next season after finishing seventh in the Premier League.
Five-time winners Sevilla – who are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions – will face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United in Dusseldorf on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk cruised past FC Basel in Gelsenkirchen to book a Europa League semi-final with Inter Milan.
The Ukrainian side raced into an early lead through Junior Moraes, before Taison doubled their lead.
Alan Patrick scored a third from the penalty spot after Taison was fouled, and Dodo added a fourth, before Ricky van Wolfswinkel hit a late consolation.
Shakhtar will face Inter in Dusseldorf on Monday, 17 August, while Manchester United play Sevilla in the other tie.