Algeria's Brahimi nets hat-trick as Porto hammer BATE Borisov 6-0

AP, Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Yacine Brahimi
Porto's Yacine Brahimi celebrates his goal against BATE Borisov during their Champions League Group H soccer match in Porto (Photo: Reuters)

Yacine Brahimi bagged a hat trick as Porto thrashed BATE Borisov 6-0 in a Champions League Group H game on Wednesday.

Porto produced a muscular performance, and Brahimi showed off his full skill set as the two-time European champion overran its Belarusian opponent.

A Sergei Chernik blunder gifted Porto the lead after five minutes, with the goalkeeper's botched throw allowing Brahimi to fire into the roof of the net.

The Algerian winger got another in the 32nd after a solo run, before Jackson Martinez scored with a header at the front post in the 37th for his sixth goal in five games.

Brahimi curled a free kick over the wall for his third in the 57th. Adrian Lopez in the 61st and Vincent Aboubakar in the 76th completed the rout.

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