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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.

Spanish LaLiga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 38 +49 86
2 Barcelona 38 +30 73
3 Atletico Madrid 38 +22 71
4 Sevilla 38 +23 70
5 Real Betis 38 +22 65
6 Real Sociedad 38 +3 62
7 Villarreal 38 +26 59
8 Athletic Club 38 +7 55
9 Valencia 38 -5 48
10 Osasuna 38 -14 47
11 Celta Vigo 38 0 46
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 -11 42
13 Elche 38 -12 42
14 Espanyol 38 -13 42
15 Getafe 38 -8 39
16 Mallorca 38 -27 39
17 Cádiz 38 -16 39
18 Granada 38 -17 38
19 Levante 38 -25 35
20 Alavés 38 -34 31