Morocco's En-Nesyri bags hat trick to send Sevilla 3rd in Spain

AP , Saturday 23 Jan 2021

It is En-Nesyri second treble this season

Sevilla's Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla FC and Cadiz CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on January 23, 2021. AFP

Morocco's international striker Youssef En-Nesyri scored a hat trick to lead Sevilla to a 3-0 win over Cadiz, lifting the Andalusian side into third place in the Spanish league on Saturday.

En-Nesyri has 12 goals in 19 rounds and leads the Spanish league. The Morocco striker also scored a treble in a 3-2 win over Real Sociedad two weeks ago. He has four goals this season in the Champions League, where Sevilla plays Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 next month.

En-Nesyri opened the scoring in the 35th minute after Jesus "Suso'' Fernandez's shot hit the post and fell for him to finish off.

En-Nesyri added a second goal four minutes later with a precise header to send a free kick by Suso through a crowded area and into the net.

He reached his hat trick in the 62nd with another header following a poor clearance.

After its sixth win in nine rounds, Sevilla moved two points ahead of Barcelona, which visits Elche on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, fifth-place Villarreal pulled level with Barcelona on points after a 0-0 draw with last-place Huesca. Barcelona is ahead of Villareal on goal difference.

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