Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 8 Dec: Joaquin rolls back the years

The 38-year-old became La Liga's oldest hat-trick scorer

8:00am on Monday 9th December 2019
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Joaquín
AM (R), F (C) - Real Betis - 38 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Dec 8, 2019
3Goals
4Total shots
4Shots on target
4Touches in box
3Dribbles
24Passes completed
18Final third passes
5Duels won

Joaquin continues to defy his 38 years of age by producing some of the most consistent form of his career as his fifth decade approaches.

In the first 21 minutes against Athletic Bilbao he was unplayable. He controlled a deflection from a corner and smashed into the right hand corner, then he swerved his second neatly into the far corner.

For the third, he broke clear and once again found the corner of the net with a composure and a skill amassed over nearly 20 years as a professional. It's our hope that Joaquin continues playing for many more years to come.

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