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2021-22 LaLiga
  • Giovani Lo Celso (86')
  • Jules Koundé (90'+5')

Sevilla salvage draw at Villarreal through late Jules Kounde strike

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Jules Kounde saves point for Sevilla with stoppage-time goal (0:44)

Jules Kounde taps in a loose ball in the final moments for Sevilla in a 1-1 draw with Villarreal. (0:44)

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde scored a late equaliser to cancel out Giovani Lo Celso's goal as they held Villarreal to a 1-1 draw in Sunday's LaLiga game.

Villarreal, who were dominant throughout the game, went ahead in the 86th minute when Lo Celso brought up his first goal for the club with a scissor kick.

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But the hosts' joy was short-lived after Kounde poked home a dramatic equaliser in the 95th minute following a corner.

Earlier, Villarreal went ahead in the 54th minute when Kounde sent a header into his own net but the goal was ruled out by VAR after Villarreal's Boulaye Dia was found to be offside before a cross was played into the box.

The draw meant Sevilla remain third on 65 points, four behind second-placed Barcelona. Both teams are fighting for the second spot with the league title already sealed by Real Madrid.

Villarreal, who were knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals by Liverpool, are seventh on 53 points, three points away from the spots for European qualification.