Wolves' 1-0 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals on Tuesday brought an end to their season that lasted 383 days and 59 games. Wolves used just 21 players in Premier League matches this season -- fewer than any other team -- while as many as eight players featured in at least 50 games in all competitions. Arsenal's FA Cup triumph means Wolves will not be a part of the Europa League next season despite their seventh-place finish in the Premier League.
Zhong Jiyu opened the scoring for newly promoted Shijiazhuang in the ninth minute before Tianjin defender Zhao Honglue was sent off after an hour. Zang Yifeng made it 2-0 in the 81st minute and Brazilian forward Muriqui capped the scoring shortly before the final whistle.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo was proud of his players despite their 1-0 Europa League quarter-final defeat by Sevilla on Tuesday and refused to blame striker Raul Jimenez for a costly first-half penalty miss. Up against a Sevilla team who won three Europa League titles from 2014-2016, Wolves gave a good account of themselves, even though they were playing in their 59th match of the season. "Like I've said many times it's a long journey," Nuno said.
Shakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in the Europa League semi-finals after goals from Brazilians Junior Moraes, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dodo gave them a 4-1 win over FC Basel in a one-sided last-eight clash on Tuesday. The Ukrainian champions will take on Inter in Duesseldorf on Monday after Sunday's semi-final in Cologne between 2017 Europa League winners Manchester United and Sevilla, who have won Europe's second-tier competition a record five times.