Guimaraes 4-0 Jeunesse Esch; Crusaders 1-3 Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Guimaraes both secured second leg victories to advance to the next stage of Europa League qualifiers.
Wolves overcame Northern Irish outfit Crusaders 2-0 in their first leg meeting, and followed that up with a 1-4 victory away from home to secure a 6-1 aggregate win.
Former Benfica striker Raul Jimenez bagged himself two goals in the process, a tremendous brace on his return to the fold at the club after he helped Mexico lift the Gold Cup earlier this summer.
Guimaraes, meanwhile, followed up their last-gasp 1-0 victory over Luxembourg side Jeunesse Esch in the first leg with a comfortable 4-0 win in Portugal. Guimaraes were always in control of proceedings, and it was Edmond Tapsoba who got the first goal for his Portuguese club, followed by Alexandre Guedes who scored a very tidy from an angle, before Tapsoba got his second of the night from the penalty spot. Joao Carlos Teixeira rounded off the rout in the last minute.
As a result of their victory, Guimaraes will now face Latvian outfit Ventspils in the next round, who earned a 6-2 victory over Malta’s Gzira United.
Wolves will then play Pyunik in the third qualifying round, who surprisingly beat Czech side Jablonec over two legs 2-1.
Braga also enter the hat at this stage of the competition. They will play against Danish outfit Brondby, who today overcame Lechia Gdansk after winning the second leg 4-1 after extra time.