Olunga comes off the bench to score a hat-trick in Girona romp

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 1,354

Pin Olunga came off the bench to score a hat-trick again Las Palmas. AFP
Olunga came off the bench to score a hat-trick again Las Palmas. AFP

Olunga comes off the bench to score a hat-trick in Girona romp

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 1,354

Kenyan striker Michael Olunga had a day to remember on Saturday as he came off the bench to score a hat-trick in Girona's historic 6-0 win over struggling Las Palmas in La Liga.

Olunga played a starring role as the Catalan side, in their debut season in Spain's top flight, recorded their biggest victory at this level.

Girona were ahead at half-time through a Cristhian Stuani penalty when Olunga -- used sparingly since joining on loan from the Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng at the start of the season -- was sent on for the second half in place of the Uruguayan.

The 23-year-old promptly turned in a Johan Mojica cross to double Girona's lead, and he was then involved in the build-up to Borja Garcia's goal.

Shocking Las Palmas defending allowed Olunga in to make it 4-0 before he set up Portu for the fifth goal.

Hardly able to believe his luck, he was then left with an easy finish to complete his hat-trick 11 minutes from the end -- three goals in 23 minutes and the first ever hat-trick by a Girona player in La Liga.

BeSoccer

BeSoccer

news 48K RANK 1
READS 64M RANK 1
More news author
Cookies use: We use our own and third party "cookies" to improve our services, develop statistical analysis, analyse browsing habits and create interest groups. This allows us to customise the content we offer and show related advertising to your preferences. We also share this browsing analysis and interest groups with third parties. To continue browsing, please accept its use. More info and settings. Accept

Follow BeSoccer on Facebook