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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Vitolo (90')
  • Loïc Rémy (90'+3')
  • Emre Mor (16')
  • Iago Aspas (20', 49', 76')
  • Pablo Hernández (71')
  • Rubén Blanco (52')

Iago Aspas nets hat trick to lead 10-man Celta Vigo by Las Palmas

Iago Aspas marked his 250th appearance for Celta Vigo with a hat trick as his side routed Las Palmas 5-2 despite going down to 10 men.

Aspas had not scored in Celta's previous two matches, despite them running in a total of seven goals against Girona and Eibar, but made it up in style at Estadio Gran Canaria.

After Emre Mor's 16th-minute opener, Aspas netted via a soft deflection off goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola and made it 3-0 with a smart finish early in the second half.

Celta keeper Ruben Blanco was dismissed after racing from his area and ploughing into Jonathan Calleri, but 38 minutes with a man down proved little problem for the visitors.

Pablo Hernandez grabbed a fourth before Aspas netted his first ever triple for the club on his landmark appearance.

At 5-0 Las Palmas looked down and out but they managed to end on a positive note, Vitolo and Loic Remy scoring in injury-time.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +22 31
2 Sevilla FC 15 +11 28
3 Atletico Madrid 15 +11 28
4 Real Madrid 15 +4 26
5 Alavés 15 +1 24
6 Levante 15 +2 22
7 Real Betis 15 -1 22
8 Getafe 15 +4 21
9 Girona 14 +1 21
10 Espanyol 15 -3 21
11 Celta Vigo 15 +4 20
12 Real Valladolid 15 -2 20
13 Real Sociedad 15 0 19
14 Eibar 15 -4 19
15 Valencia 15 0 18
16 Leganes 15 -4 17
17 Villarreal 15 -4 14
18 Athletic Bilbao 14 -9 11
19 Rayo Vallecano 15 -15 10
20 Huesca 15 -18 7