Watch: What A Hit From Sevilla's Munir El Haddadi

Watch: What A Hit From Sevilla's Munir El Haddadi

It's been nailbiting stuff if you're a follower of Europa League kings Sevilla, tonight.

The 5-time winners are amongst the favourites to claim what would be an amazing fourth trophy in six years in 2019, despite an indifferent run of form in Spain, which has seen Pablo Machín's side slip behind Alaves and Getafe in the race to fill that all-important Champions League qualifying fourth spot in La Liga.

Los Rojiblancos are in Prague this evening to face Slavia, knowing that their opponents were able to battle to a 2-2 draw in Southern Spain, and that should they not win, they would at least need to score two goals. They certainly didn't have things all their own way, twice falling behind in the Czech capital.

Needing a goal after Tomas Soucek put the home side 2-1 to the good, Sevilla needed something to happen. And boy did something happen.

That is an absolute rocket from recent acquisition from Barcelona, Munir El Haddadi.

The Spanish international who couldn't quite shift the likes of Suarez, Dembele and Messi at the Camp Nou, decided at the end of January that his time in Catalunya was well and truly up and looked destined to run down the remaining months of his contract.


Instead of losing their academy prospect on a free transfer in June, the Spanish giants accepted a bid of only €1 million from their La Liga rivals in order to get some return on their investment.

Tonight's goal could prove crucial for Sevilla, who are currently playing extra-time, in so far as keeping them involved in a competition that has a direct route to next season's Champions League, given the dogfight they face at home.

It looks like €1 million very well spent to get the jump on all other suitors at the minute, doesn't it?


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