Sanabria hat-trick makes history

Antonio Sanabria became Sporting Gijon’s youngest-ever hat-trick hero with his treble against Las Palmas on Sunday.

In doing so, the Roma loanee – who had not scored September 20 and suffered an injury in that time – also became the fourth youngest in La Liga history, behind Lionel Messi, Yanko Dancik and record holder Giovani dos Santos.

“I needed a game like that,” he said after the game.

“I’m a young player who still has a lot to learn and this is a very good team for me to do that.

“I’m very comfortable here and we’ll see what happens at the end of the season.

“For now, I want to continue helping Sporting fulfil its aim [of staying up] and return to my national team [Paraguay].”

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