Pablo Hernandez is still producing moments of magic at the age of 38 and the Leeds United legend did so again on Sunday as he curled penalty into the top corner for his side Castellon, securing a play-off place in Spain’s third tier.

Hernandez, 38, joined Castellon after leaving Leeds in the summer of 2021 – ending a five-year stint with us after being signed by Garry Monk. He became a legend of the modern era, having a hand in 77 goals in his 175 games.

Helping Leeds gain promotion with his winning goal against Swansea, it is clear that Hernandez is still capable of providing massive moments on a football pitch. He did so in the final seconds on Sunday, in a 1-1 draw with Murcia.

With a penalty awarded, Hernandez stepped up and curled the perfect spot kick into the top corner despite all of the pressure riding on one kick of the ball. Castellon have now secured a play-off place, with two League games left.

Leeds legend Pablo Hernandez secures Castellon play-off place

On a weekend where Hernandez scores a pressurised penalty, and Patrick Bamford misses one that would have seen Leeds go 2-0 up over Newcastle and the chance to go on and secure a huge win – it is very easy to reminisce.

Such is the times at Leeds right now, that in the space of 15 or 16 months – Leeds have gone from having Marcelo Bielsa in the dugout, to Sam Allardyce. A sign of just how things have gone wrong, boardroom calls letting us down.

Nevertheless, it is lovely to see Hernandez still producing massive, game-changing moments and we speak for all Leeds fans when we say, we hope Hernandez can inspire the club he part owns to securing promotion this season.

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