Nolito against Simba SC
First team


Caparrós' men were two down with five minutes to go, before coming back to complete the comeback in the last minute. Doubles from Nolito and Promes and a goal from Escudero gave the Nervionenses the win

A spectacular comeback to end the season. Sevilla FC win in injury time in the LaLiga world duel in Tanzania against the country's champions, Simba SC, in the Dar es Salaam National Stadium. With a very motivated and physical rival, Sevilla were down by two goals in the 85th minute. However, a spectacular flurry of goals at the end meant Sevilla went away with the win. Escudero scored in the first half and braces from Nolito and Promes were decisive in the second.

The start of the game was energetic and Simba were more motivated than the Sevilla side. And with Sevilla's first attack, Simba made the most of the ensuing counter attack. A rapid transition, a cross from Kagere from the byline and a good finish from Bocco opened the scoring. Shortly after, Kagere would turn scorer, opening up a two goal gap.

Sevilla looked for a quick reaction and had the chance to make it 2-1 after Nolito received well in between the lines, forcing a corner. The goal would come from the corner though as Banega crossed it in and Escudero was on hand to volley in the rebound. However, when it seemed like that was the turning point, another counter attack from the hosts allowed Bocco to fire an unstoppable shot past Soriano. Ben Yedder and Nolito had chances to reduce the deficit but the African side went into the break two goals up.

Caparrós brought on six players at half-time

Six players came on after the break, amongst them Bryan Gil, who after four minutes would assist Nolito to reduce the deficit. Bryan was a key player as Sevilla looked to control the game. However, Simba's strength would show once more as they broke forward once more to make it 4-2. Sergi Gómez picked up an injury during the goal and Escudero returned to the pitch to replace him.

Simba reduced their rhythm come the end of the game and this allowed Sevilla to take control. With five minutes to go, Promes was first to latch onto a rebound from Munir's shot to make it 4-3. Munir would have the chance to equalise but his shot hit the post. Just after, Promes would complete his brace to bring the match to level terms at 4-4. Now in injury time, Nolito was the hero as his goal completed the comeback and made it 5-4 to Sevilla on the night.


4. SIMBA SC: Manula, Clatous, Okwi, Nyoni, Mkude, Kagere, Hussein, Niyonzima, Wawa, Coulibably and Bocco. Mlipili, Munishi, Gyan, Dilunga, Yassin, Salamba and Juma came on as substitutes.

5. SEVILLA FC: Juan Soriano, Jesús Navas, Kjaer, Sergi Gómez, Escudero, Franco Vázquez, Banega, Roque Mesa, Promes, Nolito and Ben Yedder. Gnagnon, Aleix Vidal, Arana, Amadou, Munir and Bryan came on as substitutes.

GOALS: 1-0, 9': Bocco; 2-0, 16': Kagere; 2-1, 24': Escudero; 3-1, 34': Bocco; 3-2, 49': Nolito; 4-2, 62': Clatous; 4-3, 84': Promes; 4-4, 84': Promes; 4-5, 90+4': Nolito.

REFEREE: Elly Sasii. Yellows for Mlipili and Arana.

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