Wolves reached the Europa League knockout stages with a game to spare, despite blowing a two-goal lead. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side suffered a second-half stumble to draw in Portugal. Raúl Jiménez, Matt Doherty and Adama Traoré had fired Wolves into a 3-1 lead after André Horta’s early opener.
But second-half goals from Paulinho and Fransérgio rescued Sporting Braga to also send them into the last 32. They remain top of Group K, a point ahead of Wolves, before the final matches on 12 December. The match also allowed Wolves to briefly forget any speculation linking Nuno to Arsenal but their early qualification only served to enhance his reputation.