If for whatever reason there were any doubt, Yassine Bono has yet again confirmed his specialty in saving penalties. This Sunday, at the Reale Arena, he faced yet another penalty after dealing with three on Tuesday against FC Salzburg. Of those four, only one went in. Two were saved and another hit the post. And yesterday he was up against penalty expert Mikel Oyarzabal, but Bono was more than a match for the Spanish international's unique style of penalties.
With his save, Bono becomes the first goalkeeper to ever save a penalty from Oyarzabal in La Liga. Of 16 penalties, he had scored 15 and sent one wide. In another stat, Sevilla are now the side that Oyarzabal has most played without managing to score. Yesterday was the seventh game that ended goalless for the Spanish winger
A similar stat also occurs with Real Sociedad's manager, Imanol Alguacil. As a coach, he has come up against Sevilla seven times and is yet to taste victory. In 2017/18, he was beaten 1-0 by Caparrós' side and in the following season, Machín's team beat him 5-2. He has lost to Lopetegui three times and has two draws. Sevilla thereby hold the record, joint with Barcelona, of teams that Alguacil is yet to beat.