Diogo Jota scored twice with his in-game player as the
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward beat Lys Mousset’s Sheffield United to progress to the semi-finals of the ePremier League Invitational.
Jota took a 2-0 lead in the second EA SPORTS FIFA 20 quarter-final thanks to a brace from Leonardo Campana.
His opponent pulled one back with
Oliver McBurnie but Jota restored his two-goal advantage when George Baldock netted the first own goal of the tournament.
Mousset went straight up the other end and made it 3-2 through
Richairo Zivkovic but Jota struck twice with himself, including a contender for goal of the tournament.
The Wolves forward will now face
Dwight McNeil on Saturday after Burnley's representative knocked out Brighton & Hove Albion's Neal Maupay with a Golden-Goal winner.
Mousset, however, backs Jota to reach the final.
"He is a good player," said Mousset. "I think he is going to go through."
Day 4 matches
Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) 4-1 Christian Atsu (NEW) | Report Diogo Jota (WOL) 5-2 Lys Mousset (SHU) Andre Gomes (EVE) 2-4 Raheem Sterling (MCI) | Report Neal Maupay (BHA) 0-1 Dwight McNeil (BUR)* | Report *Golden Goal
epL Invitational Day 4 recap See: ePL Invitational Day 3 recap See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap See: ePL Invitational Day 1 recap
Prize fund to NHS
The prize fund for the ePL Invitational is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.