Wolves winger Goncalo Guedes is officially into the Champions League quarter-finals with Benfica.
The 26-year-old joined the Portuguese giants in January after struggling in the first half of the season at Molineux.
Roger Schmidt’s side continued their scintillating form, beating Club Brugge comprehensively at Estadio da Luz.
Benfica had won the first leg 2-0, and really turned on the style last night, winning 5-1.
Goncalo Ramos – a player Wolves reportedly made enquiries over last summer – made headlines again for scoring two goals in the game, taking his tally to 23 for the season.
Rafa Silva, Joao Mario and David Neres all got on the scoresheet as well.
There was a stunning consolation for Brugge from Bjorn Meijer. But the night was all about Schmidt’s rampant Benfica side, who are now waiting to find out who will join them in the last eight.
Wolves star Guedes actually didn’t get on last night.
He was unavailable for Benfica’s league game with Farmalicao at the weekend with an injury.
He returned to the bench last night, with Schmidt clearly feeling there was no need to risk him.
But Guedes will hope to play some part for Benfica in the quarter-final. Chelsea are the only other side confirmed to be in the draw, after they advanced past Borussia Dortmund.
It would be a real turnaround for the £27.5 million signing to potentially shine in a Champions League quarter-final given his struggles for Wolves.
Guedes just couldn’t make an impact for Wanderers, which was a real shame considering the hype when he signed and how hard Wolves worked to get him.
Goncalo Guedes into the Champions League quarter-finals – and a good performance can attract attention
Wolves officials will be hoping that Guedes can put in a strong showing for Benfica in their quarter-final.
He didn’t want to be at Wolves beyond January. And it’s reasonable to assume the club will be looking to sell him this summer.
Wolves will want to recoup as much of that £27.5 million outlay as possible. Or perhaps even make a profit on him.
Guedes has actually started quite well at Benfica, scoring a couple of goals.
So hopefully he can keep performing, and really shine in that upcoming quarter-final.