Wolves and their Portuguese contingent are on their way to Wembley - and there's so much more to come
Nuno Espirito Santo's stunning reign at Wolverhampton Wanderers has continued to go from strength to strength as Wolves advanced to the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Wolves overcame a resurgent Manchester United team 2-1 at Molineux to advance to the last four of England's most prestigious domestic cup competition for the first time in 21 years.
The last time Wolves lifted the trophy was back in 1960. Nuno, in just his second season in charge, could be on his way to bringing cup glory to Molineux for an entirely new generation to enjoy.
Nuno has been a beloved figure at Wolves virtually since he first arrived at the club, joining from Porto and taking the West Midlands club up to the Premier League in convincing fashion on his first attempt.
And not only does he have his side sitting 7th in the Premier League, but he has followed that up with a well-earned FA Cup quarter final victory over Manchester United. And that comes after Wolves previously beat Liverpool to get this far. All while being a newly-promoted side.
But Wolves aren't, of course, your typical newly-promoted team. With the squad at their disposal and the manager they have at the helm, Wolves' success comes as nothing close to a surprise.
With both Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez (on loan from Benfica) forging a sensational partnership up front, Wolves also boast a stunning midfield containing both João Moutinho and Ruben Neves - as natives of Portugal know, two world-class central midfielders.
The term world-class is thrown about a lot, but in the case of European champion and 113-time international João Moutinho, his status as a legend and world-class midfielder is indisputable. The 32-year old is still performing to a ludicrously high standard every single week and is showing no signs of declining.
Neves, meanwhile, has everything it takes to go to the very top and is still, somehow, only just 22 years of age. The former teenage captain of Porto has delighted the Molineux faithful with his sublime passing range ever since he joined the club - and he's thoroughly enjoying his time there.
Add to these guys a renowned goalkeeper in Rui Patricio, a backline boasting the likes of former Braga and Porto defender Willy Boly, and two wing backs that bomb up and down the touchline at ever given opportunity, and Wolves have a well-balanced, high quality, effective team that operates superbly both in and out of possession.
In fact, when you look at the side as a whole, you could argue that Wolves very possibly have even as good as a side as some of those teams currently occupying the top 6, certainly a central midfield that is better than virtually every side in the Premier League.
When you compare their trio in the middle of the park to the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, even Liverpool, you really could make a case that their midfield is just as good, if not more so. Not just in terms of individual quality, but also in the balance it offers to the side and the broad range of traits they offer as a collective - tactical awareness, technical quality, defensive resilience, tenacity, passing range, vision and willingness to attack... The trio of Neves-Dendoncker-Moutinho are a delight to watch work together, and forge a crucial component to how Wolves operate.
In central midfield, Wolves are beaten by very few when it comes to quality, while their attacking duo can also rival even the very best in efficiency, as can most of their players from 1 to 11. And that's not even including the relative depth Wolves have on offer, with the likes of Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Vinagre, Helder Costa and Adama Traore to call upon from the bench.
Wolves are, with all sincerity, within touching distance of cracking into the top 6, even the top 4. As bizarre as it sounds, Wolves are, regardless of what the table may indicate, firmly pushing on the door of the established Big Six and are just one or two signings away from changing the nature of English football for good.
What's particularly exciting is that this group of players don't look like going anywhere either. All happy and enjoying their football, the likes of Moutinho, Patricio, Jimenez and Jota look like they're here to stay, and so Wolves can only get better from this point on.