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Bernard Mensah: Ghanaian Midfielder Joins Ighalo, Ronaldo, and Mitrovic as Hat Trick Scorers in SPL
- Bernard Mensah scored a hat-trick in Al-Tai's game against Al-Ettifaq
- The Ghanaian midfielder becomes the fifth player to achieve that feat this season
- Mensah joined Al-Tai in the summer transfer window from Kayserispor
Ghanaian midfielder, Bernard Mensah became the fifth player to register a hat-trick in the Saudi Pro League this season after netting three goals for Al-Tai against Al-Ettifaq.
The 28-year-old was in devastating form against the star-studded Al-Ettifaq and almost secured a point for the visitors at the Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium.
Mensah joined Al-Tai in the summer transfer window after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor, and scored his debut goal in the 1-1 draw against Al-Hazm last week.
Mensah responded seven minutes later before giving his side the lead halfway through the first half, but Al-Ettifaq responded before the break through former Celtic forward, Moussa Dembele.
After the break, Mensah restored Al-Tai's lead to complete his hat-trick, as reported by ghanasoccernet.com.
However, Wijnaldum responded with 19 minutes remaining to level the score and with the game headed for a draw, Dembele snatched a late winner for the hosts.
Hat-trick scorers in the SPL
Mensah has now joined Cristiano Ronaldo, Odion Ighalo, Malcom, and Aleksandr Mitrovic as players to score hat-tricks in the Saudi Pro League this season.
Ronaldo scored three times in the game between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh, while Mitrovic announced himself to the Saudi league, scoring a hat-trick in Al-Hilal's win over Al-Ittihad.
Ighalo scored the fastest hat-trick this season as Al-Wehda defeated Damac, with Malcom being the first player to score three goals in a game this season on his league debut against Al-Abha.
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Ighalo scores hat-trick for Al-Wehda
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo needed only 35 minutes to score the fastest hat-trick in the Saudi Pro League this season.
The former Manchester United striker was in red-hot form as Al-Wehda defeated Damac following the resumption of the league after the international break.
Ighalo also became the fifth player to score a hat-trick in the league this season, joining Cristiano Ronaldo of Al-Nassr, Al-Ahli's Roberto Firminho, Malcom, and Aleksandr Mitrovic of Al-Hilal.