Joao Felix continues to add to his growing reputation, with the teenage Benfica star netting a hat-trick in Thursday’s Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Manchester United and Real Madrid target became the youngest player in history to score a Europa League hat-trick with a stunning solo performance in the last eight.
Felix scored from the spot 21 minutes into the quarter-final first leg in Lisbon, before grabbing his second right before half-time with a thunderous strike from outside the box.
Benfica’s teenage sensation Felix walked away with the match ball thanks to his treble in Thursday’s 4-2 first-leg victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-finals.
Linked with Premier League giants United and LaLiga powerhouses Madrid, Felix then restored Benfica’s lead with a powerful effort from outside the box after Luka Jovic had equalised for Frankfurt.
Felix completed his hat-trick nine minutes into the second half when he side-footed past Kevin Trapp – surpassing Portugal legend Eusebio as he became the youngest Benfica player and the youngest Portuguese footballer to score three goals in Europe.
The Portugal youth international has scored 10 goals in 20 Primeira Liga appearances for leaders Benfica in his first senior season, with his treble giving him 15 goals in all competitions.
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