Liverpool’s Iago Aspas scored for the second successive game as he clawed a goal back for Sevilla during their narrow 2-1 loss at Real Madrid.
Sevilla are going strong in the league and in Europe, with regular striker Carlos Bacca in fine form restricting Aspas to just a number of substitute appearances.
However, following an injury to the Colombian international last week a spot has opened up for Aspas to come in and prove his worth to the team.
In his first start of the season last weekend, the former Celta Vigo man was heavily involved during his side’s 3-2 win over Espanyol – scoring the winner with less than 90 seconds of normal time remaining.
In spite of his late heroics, Turkish boss boss Unai Emery opted to recall Bacca to the XI for the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu with Aspas again taking a spot on the bench.
Yet, on 65 minutes the Liverpool-owned striker entered the field and his impact was evident, finishing off a wonderful slow-building Sevilla move with just under 10 minutes remaining.
The goal silenced the buoyant Madrid faithful and prompted waves of late pressure on the hosts’ goal in the final stages, however unfortunately for Aspas and his teammates a deserved equaliser eluded them.