Goalkeeper Bono was Sevilla’s unlikely hero as they snatched a 1-1 draw at struggling Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Saturday thanks to his strike deep in stoppage time.
Chilean midfielder Fabian Orellana put the hosts in charge with a 44th minute penalty after forward Shon Weissman had been barged over by Sevilla defenders Diego Carlos and Karim Rekik.
Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong missed two chances to level in the second half, heading against the woodwork from point-blank range and then glancing a Suso cross wide of the far post.
Instead it fell to Bono to get Julen Lopetegui’s side out of jail, the keeper showing composure to side-foot home a low cross from Jules Kounde after a goalmouth scramble following a corner, becoming the first keeper to score in open play in LaLiga in more than a decade.
Sevilla stay fourth and move to 55 points, 10 ahead of fifth-placed Real Sociedad who host Barcelona, in third on 59 points, on Sunday.
Valladolid would have climbed to 14th with a victory but instead stayed 16th, four points clear of the relegation zone.
“It’s incredible, it’s difficult to describe and I didn’t know how to celebrate,” said the Moroccan.
“You do your job in your own goal and it’s very strange to see yourself up in the other box. (Reuters)