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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Youssef En-Nesyri (35', 39', 62')

Youssef En-Nesyri blasts Sevilla into third

Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri scored a second hat-trick in four matches as his side demolished Cadiz 3-0 on Saturday to climb into third place in La Liga.

The striker showed his relentless hunger for goals to complete his treble in the second half, reacting quickly to a terrible clearance from Cadiz's Marc Baro and climbing above another defender to head home.

En-Nesyri then had a fourth strike ruled out for a narrow offside but his haul took him to the top of La Liga's scoring charts with 12 goals, inching ahead of Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez and Barcelona's Lionel Messi on 11 each.

The forward said he had scored his second goal despite being partially sighted following a clash with a Cadiz player.

"I had a problem with my eye and couldn't see but I knew I could do something at the next play and so I had to score with one eye," En-Nesyri told reporters.

"I'm very happy with the hat-trick and for how hard the rest of the team worked. We're going to keep on playing like this, scoring goals and getting lots of points. We're not going to let up."

Sevilla are third on 36 points from 19 games, two points ahead of Barcelona, who visit Elche on Sunday, and Villarreal.

Cadiz were left in ninth place on 24 points.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 23 +29 55
2 Real Madrid 24 +23 52
3 Barcelona 24 +31 50
4 Sevilla FC 23 +18 48
5 Real Sociedad 24 +21 41
6 Villarreal 24 +8 37
7 Real Betis 24 -6 36
8 Levante 24 +1 31
9 Granada 24 -12 30
10 Athletic Bilbao 23 +6 29
11 Celta Vigo 24 -7 29
12 Valencia 24 -2 27
13 Osasuna 24 -11 25
14 Cádiz 24 -19 25
15 Getafe 24 -13 24
16 Alavés 24 -18 22
17 Eibar 24 -8 21
18 Real Valladolid 24 -13 21
19 Elche 23 -14 21
20 Huesca 24 -14 19