Wolves hit out at UEFA's decision not to call off Olympiacos clash

Wolves hit out at UEFA's decision not to call off Olympiacos clash

Wolves hit out at UEFA's decision not to call off Olympiacos clash

Wolves had asked UEFA to postpone the game - an appeal which was rejected - after Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis announced he had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

Wolves's clash with Olympiacos is one of a host of Europa and Champions League games due to take place without spectators.

"We understand Wolves, the same way we have trust in the authorities".

Nuno has put the Wolves team in lockdown, refusing to attend the scheduled pre-match press conference and he and his players will also swerve after match interviews and fly straight home.

"We've seen the game postponed between Manchester City and Arsenal but as players there's not a lot we can do".

"Our home match with Olympiacos in the Europa League was played on Thursday 27 February and none of our staff who came into contact with him on that matchday have reported any symptoms since", they said in a statement released to the PA news agency. With nobody beyond a handful of security staff, Olympiacos and Wolves officials - the Premier League club brought a 52-strong party here - the sounds of the Wolves players shouting to each other during the warm-up as coach Joao Lapa led a fitness session was interrupted by the eerie sound of AC/DC's Thunderstruck over the PA system - like a DJ playing hits to an empty dancefloor.

"This is more than football". People were focused. Olympiacos are a very good team.

"They rely on teamwork and they have quality as a club". The visitors broke quickly and, as Diogo Jota darted towards the box, he was taken out by Semedo.

Pedro Neto replaced Matt Doherty at the start of the second half, with Adama Traore moving to wing-back.

And after a wonderful effort by Mady Camara, Gulliherme and Youssef El Arabi on the 54th minute, the Brazilian found himself with space inside the area and serves a wonderful ball to the Moroccan who opened the score for his team.

Guilherme jinked right into the best side of package as well as settled for El-Arabi to touch in his 19 th objective of the period from close quarters.

Nuno says his men are prepared, adding: "We are ready". Let's prepare ourselves, knowing that we're going to face a very tough, tough opponent.

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