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Girona 7-0 Granada: Dovbyk hat-trick sees hosts end fairytale LaLiga season in style

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 May 2024

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Artem Dovbyk netted a hat-trick as surprise package Girona claimed the biggest win in the club’s history with a 7-0 thrashing of already-relegated Granada on Friday.

Defender Eric Garcia opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, pouncing on the visitors’ sloppy defending to head home from close range before Viktor Tsygankov doubled the advantage with a tap-in three minutes later.

Dovbyk made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after a foul on Portu, while Tsygankov scored his second with a simple finish nine minutes into the second half.

Granada were dealt a further blow when they were reduced to 10 men in the 61st minute thanks to Facundo Pellistri’s second yellow card before Dovbyk scored again in the 75th. Minutes later, substitute Cristhian Stuani got on the scoresheet with a close-range strike.

The Ukrainian then completed his hat-trick with a 90th-minute penalty to reach 24 league goals this season, ahead of Villarreal’s Alexander Sorloth in the battle for the league’s top goalscorer.

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