Moroccan goalkeeper Bono was Sevilla’s hero on Saturday as he scored a last minute equaliser against Real Valladolid who went ahead through a Fabian Orellana penalty in the 44th minute.
He converted a Jules Kounde low cross after a scramble in the box, by doing so he became the first keeper to score in open play in LaLiga in more than a decade after Deportivo La Coruna’s Dani Aranzubia, who struck to force a 1-1 draw against Almeria in February 2011.
He also became the second goalkeeper to score in La Liga this season after Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic netted from the penalty spot in a 2-1 defeat by Atletico Madrid in January.
He is the second Sevilla goalkeeper to score a goal after Andrés Palop who scored in the 3-2 win over Shakhtar in the 2007 Europa League triumph.
“It’s incredible, it’s difficult to describe and I didn’t know how to celebrate. You do your job in your own goal and it’s very strange to see yourself up in the other box,” he said after the game.
“Two years ago when I was at Girona I almost scored. I was reminded of that today and I looked at the dugout and the boss told me to get up there. The ball just fell to me, I did what I did and I’m very grateful.”