Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up a vital 3-2 away victory against Italian side Torino on Thursday night – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter picked out midfielder Joao Moutinho for his impressive display.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side now hold a one-goal advantage in their Europa League play-off qualifier and are just one result away from entering the group stages of the competition.
Wolves host Torino next week at Molineux in the second leg and should be confident of progressing after scoring three away goals.
Moutinho’s wicked free-kick in the first-half was deflected in for an own goal and it gave the Premier League team the lead.
Attacking duo Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez were on the scoresheet too in the second-half either side of Lorenzo de Silvestri’s strike for the hosts.
Torino did make it 3-2 at the death with an Andrea Belotti penalty after a Ruben Vinagre foul, but the English side can be pleased with their work in the first leg.
A selection of Wolves supporters on social media picked out Moutinho for his contribution, as he played 90 minutes and was a big presence in the centre of the park.
The 32-year-old central midfielder provided quality with his delivery, while he once again showed a tremendous work-rate to cover the pitch and get not he ball.
He’s developed into a talisman in Nuno’s team and his experience in Europe is already proving to be vital.
Here are some Wolves fans on Moutinho:
— Rob (@ggRobL) August 22, 2019
Moutinho doesn’t need resting, he’s savouring every game like it’s his last.
— Tony (@Tony88073wwfc) August 23, 2019
What a win! Boly solid as ever 💪🏿 Moutinho just makes the game look too easy 🐐 And Adama starting to put a string on good performances today ⚡️Another 90 like that next week and we will be fine 👌🏻 #wwfc
— Peggyy (@_TomPegg) August 22, 2019
Shame about the late pen, but overall that is a superb away performance. Moutinho is God. 🙋🏻♂️#WWFC
— Nick (@nwall89) August 22, 2019
Could watch a montage of Moutinho picking that Saiss pass out the air all day long. How does this GOD play for my team ffs
— Robert Kostur (@Robbo_WWFC) August 22, 2019
That ball in from Moutinho 😍
— 𝙍𝙊𝘽𝘽𝙄𝙀 (@ItsRobbieAyit) August 22, 2019
Moutinho has been remarkable so far. He always is, but especially so tonight. #wwfc
— Tom (@Kumpi3) August 22, 2019