Bono celebrates his goal with José Luis Silva
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BONO, THE SECOND GOALKEEPER TO SCORE A GOAL FROM OPEN PLAY IN THE TOP FLIGHT

14 years after Palop's goal in Donetsk, the Moroccan became the first Sevilla keeper to score in the league

For Sevilla fans of a certain age, last night's drama wasn't so unbelievable, as they had already seen that last-minute header from Andrés Palop in Donetsk in 2007which sent Sevilla's UEFA Cup tie against Shakhtar to extra time. However, it is far from common for a goalkeeper to become a goalscorer in football, so much so that this season will be the first LaLiga season ever where two goalkeepers have scored. Bono's last-minute equaliser yesterday is the first time a Sevilla goalkeeper has netted in a league matchand the 19th goal in the competition's history to not be scored by an outfield player. What gives Bono even more merit is the fact that his goal came from open play. That was just the second time it has happened in LaLiga, after Daniel Aranzubia's goal for Deportivo against Almería back in 2011. 

A decade on, Bono has followed in his footsteps, strangely enough with another goal from a corner kickbut this time four teammates touched the ball before it fell to the Moroccan. Of the 17 remaining goals, 14 were penalties, one was a rebound following a spot kick and two were free kicks. In terms of namesBono is the eighth goalie to score in LaLiga. The Argentine Nacho González leads the way with the six goals he scored for UD Las Palmas. Carlos Fenoy of RC Celta is just behind him with five, and ex-Bético Toni Prats has two. Bono joins the aforementioned Aranzubia, Juan José Santamaría (Racing de Santander), Carlos Chilavert (Real Zaragoza), and Marko Dmitrovic (SD Eibar) in fourth place with one goal. 

Even more unbelievably, on 23rd April 2019nearly two years agowhile featuring for Girona FC at the José ZorrillaBono got his head to a corner in stoppage time, with his side 1-0 down against Real Valladolid. Unfortunately, his header went over the bar. Fate, however, which is not usually on the side of goalkeepers, gave the Moroccan international a second chancejust before he leaves for international duty with Munir and En-Nesyri

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