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Vitinha dazzles once again as former Wolves loanees shines in Champions League thriller

Former Wolves loanee Vitinha continues to make the club’s decision not to sign him permanently look questionable, with a superb display in the Champions League last night.

The ace started for FC Porto in their 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

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The Portuguese giants are now heading into the Europa League as a result of losing last night’s game.

They finished third in their group, with Atleti and Liverpool heading through to the knockout stages.

It was an extraordinary game, with three players getting sent off – Wendell and Agustin Marchesin for Porto, and Yannick Carrasco for Atletico.

Amid the chaos though, it was another really good night for Vitinha on a personal note.

The 21-year-old looked right at home on the biggest club stage.

He completed 67/73 passes on the night for an accuracy of 92% – the highest of any player from both sides (via Sofascore).

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He also had the most touches out of anyone in the game with 91.

Not only did he use the ball well, but he also worked hard defensively, making two tackles and two interceptions.

He may have ended up on the losing side, but it was certainly a performance he can be pleased with.

Wolves should be squirming, as Vitinha shines in the Champions League

Vitinha just seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment, and his latest showing in the Champions League really does put Wolves in the spotlight.

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Apparently Wolves officials weren’t entirely convinced by Vitinha’s performances last term. That’s why they allowed him to return to Porto.

Arguably, he should have featured a lot more than he did at Molineux in 2020/21.

Now he is flourishing, and Wolves could genuinely have another Pedro Goncalves case on their hands.

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