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Adama Traore was at his magnificent, and terrifying, best as he won a first half penalty for Wolves in their Europa League quarter final against Sevilla.
The Wolves forward is one of the scariest players in world football for defenders. He has always been quick and his physique has only got better in recent years but it his much improved technique and ability with the final ball that has made him such a talent.
It was all on show again on Tuesday night, as his run from inside his own half tore through the Spanish side's defence before he was brought down by Diego Carlos in the box.
Unfortunately Raul Jimenez was surprisingly thwarted by the goalkeeper, although there were questions whether he was on his line and further questions about the defender who cleared the rebound encroaching.
However it was Traore's run that attracted most attention, and fans were in awe of the former Barcelona youth player's run.
Football cheat code: Adama Traorepic.twitter.com/sL71FngG1F- Rodrigo Carvalho (@rodrigoccc97) August 11, 2020
Adama Traore- HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 11, 2020
Opposition players seeing traore running at them pic.twitter.com/1lgPpNhBUZ- zaque (@zzackagee) August 11, 2020
The penalty miss proved costly for Wolves in the end. Five time Europa League champs Sevilla were the better side in the second half but couldn't actually break through.
However, with just minutes left, a quick corner was eventually crossed in by Ever Banega and Lucas Ocampos headed home the winner.
It has been an incredibly long season for Nuno Espirito Santo's team, whose qualifying for the competition started over a year ago, and it was a cruel way for their European dream to be over.
The loss for the Premier League side means they won't be in Europe next season, after Arsenal's FA Cup win over Chelsea.
For Sevilla though it means yet another Europa League semi final and they'll meet Manchester United, who they beat in the Champions League in 2018, next Monday night.
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