Kolo Toure produces heroic tackle to deny Kevin Gameiro

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Kolo Toure rolled back the years to produce a heroic tackle shortly after Sevilla had equalised against Liverpool in the second half of tonight’s Europa League final.

The veteran centre-back, who turned 35 in March, sprinted back and pulled off a quite magnificent last-ditch tackle to deny Kevin Gameiro.

Sevilla’s number nine, who had scored 27 goals in all competitions for Sevilla before this evening’s final in Basel, was about to pull the trigger but found himself thwarted by Toure’s wonderful defensive efforts. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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Gameiro had scored moments earlier for the Spanish side, tapping in from close range following some poor defending by Alberto Moreno.

While Moreno was being castigated on social media for his poor defensive display, Toure was being hailed a hero. Check out the best tweets by scrolling down this page.

Video: Kolo Toure's tackle

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