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Wolves: Fans laud Ruben Neves’ performance against Slovan Bratislava despite penalty miss

Wolves: Fans laud Ruben Neves’ performance against Slovan Bratislava despite penalty miss

A stoppage-time header from Raul Jimenez ensured a third successive Europa League victory for Wolves, who defeated Slovan Bratislava 1-0 at Molineux last night.

They could easily have been in front long before the Mexican’s late winner, though, as Ruben Neves had a penalty saved by Dominik Greif early in the second half.

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Despite that faux pas from the Portugal midfielder, his performance was still commended after the game by The Athletic‘s Wolves reporter Tim Spiers on Twitter [via @TimSpiers].

He noted how Neves “was influential again” in a central midfield role, having played in a more advanced position in his last two games after a lengthy spell in defensive midfield, as per TransferMarkt.

The 22-year-old completed 89 of his 100 passes on the night, more than any other player on the field, and also recorded five shots, second only to Jimenez. He contributed to his team defensively as well, winning two tackles and making three interceptions. [via WhoScored]

These Wolves fans on Twitter agreed with Spiers’ view that Neves was impressive on the night:

What did you make of Neves’ performance against Slovan Bratislava last night? Have your say by commenting below!

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