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Yusuf Yazici: Player Rating and Performance after stunning San Siro hat-trick

The Turkish attacking midfielder tore Milan apart with three goals at San Siro in what was a famous night for Lille

1:10pm on Friday 6th November 2020
Emmet Gates

It's a game Yusuf Yazici won't forget in a hurry.

The 23-year-old Turk ended Milan's 24-game unbeaten streak in all competitions with a fine hat-trick and his performance won't go unnoticed by many sides around the continent.

📷 Yazici: Match Snapshot

⏱️ 22' Yazici smashed home a left-footed penalty to give the French side the lead. The Turkey international sent Milan stopper Gigio Donnarumma the wrong way.

⏱️ 55' If the build up play to Yazici's second goal of the evening was sumptuous, the finish itself was a tad fortuitous. A smart give-and-go with Jonathan Ikone on the edge of the area saw Yazici with the ball some 20 metres from goal.

Yazici's long-range effort should've been saved by Donnarumma, but the ball bounces awkwardly in front of the keeper, and deflects off the 21-year-old into the roof of the net.

⏱️ 58' Yazici completes his remarkable hat-trick three minutes later, as Lille race up the length of the pitch on the counter in three passes. Yazici runs into the path of Jonathan David's well-placed pass, and Yazici crisply passes it into the bottom corner of Donnarumma's net to make it 3-0.

But Yazici hit four shot, all four found the target and made eight touches inside the area. Yes, he lost the ball 21 times, but creative midfielders generally do, and when it comes off for them, you get results like this.

Lille's win sends the French side top of Group H.

〽️ Yazici : Rating Week-on-Week


Yazici seems to perform better on European nights. On matchday one against Sparta Prague he also netted three goals, earning him a 10 FC Rating. Tonight's three against the Rossoneri sees Yazici record a 9.3 FC Rating.

That's a massive jump compared to his last outing in Ligue 1 against Lyon, in which he received a 6.4 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Yazici match stats

FC Rating10
Mins Played80
On Target4
Pen Won1

Yazici: What Next?

The 23-year-old will hope to build on his bright start to this season, and perhaps aim to maintain some level of consistency, especially in a domestic setting. And if he does, he could be moving up to greater things.

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