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Olunga first Kenyan to score hat-trick in Laliga

Olunga stepped of the bench to score three and assist one to become the first ever Kenyan to score in Spanish top division. Photo/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga made history on Saturday when he scored a hat-trick for his Girona side in their 6-0 victory over Las Palmas.

Olunga stepped off the bench to score three and assist one to become the first ever Kenyan to notch a hat-trick in the Spanish top division.

Olunga netted the second goal for Girona in the 57th minute with a brilliant shot into the roof of the net after being released inside the box by a superb lofted pass from Johan Mojica to make the scores 2-0.

Michael Olunga celebrating with the ball after completing the hat-trick.Photo/COURTESY

Olunga was at it again in the 70th minute after Las Palmas defender Cruz Raul made a huge mistake and the Kenyan striker had an easy task to put the ball into the back of the net to see the scores read 4-0.

He completed his remarkable hat-trick nine minutes later when he was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifle the ball low inside the left post and seal the win.

Girona dismantled Las Palmas after completing a memorable second half in which five goals were scored, three of them from Olunga, who also became the first player to hit a hat-trick for the Club.

Olunga celebrating with team-mates. Photo/COURTESY

The other three goals were scored by Stuani, Borja García and Portu to enable Girona occupy ninth position on the table with 26 points.

Girona showed intent from the beginning seeing them enjoy possession in the opening 10 minutes with Mojica being the chief destroyer.