Former Wolves striker Rafa Mir scored an audacious goal for Sevilla yesterday that sealed a huge three points for the Spanish side.
The 24-year-old was making his 27th appearance of the season for the club in a La Liga match against Getafe.
Sevilla have been enjoying a really good season so far in 2021/22.
They are currently second in the league table having taken 44 points from their 20 matches so far.
It is looking like they will be the only side capable of challenging Real Madrid for the title this season.
Los Blancos are currently top of the league with 49 points.
But Sevilla are fighting hard, and actually have a game in hand on Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
And yesterday, Julen Lopetegui had ex-Wolves man Mir to thank for three big points against Getafe.
The Spaniard, who completed a £13.7 million transfer from Molineux in the summer, struck in the 21st minute with an audacious piece of skill.
Lucas Ocampos evaded a couple of Getafe players and got the byline before crossing low to the near post.
Reacting instinctively, Mir executed a brilliant backheel flick and was able to catch out goalkeeper David Soria.
Soria should maybe have done better. But it’s possible Mir’s skill took him by surprise.
That was Mir’s eighth goal of the season so far, which is a decent return from the ace.
Rafa Mir faring well after leaving Wolves
Wolves aren’t necessarily missing Mir after he left in the summer. Although, if there’s one criticism of Wolves it’s that the team could be scoring more goals.
Mir has enjoyed a pretty good start to life with Sevilla.
To be part of a title race must be quite an experience, and it is good to see him contributing to that ambition.
Hopefully he can help Sevilla fight Real Madrid all the way this term. Wolves fans surely wouldn’t begrudge him winning an unlikely title, after he helped the club turn a nice profit with his sale.