In nature, the wolves only prey upon the weak. Espanyol is a decent team, but they are currently languishing in the relegation zone of the La Liga standings. The Wolves sensed blood because Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Espanyol 4-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Knockout Round of 32 at home.
The Wolves pounced onto an early lead when Diogo Jota scored in the 15th minute off of a deflection from a corner kick. The score stayed 1-0 at halftime despite both teams having good chances.
Wolverhampton turned up the pressure in the second half when Ruben Neves hit a wonderful curler from about 20 yards out in the 52nd minute. After that goal, Jota went on to score two more goals for the hat trick and to give the Wolves a 4-0 victory.