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Madrid star nets hat-trick as Spain destroy Macedonia

La Liga By: Olakunle Brown | 18/06/2017

It was a huge night for Real Madrid star, Marco Asensio as he lead Spain to an opening day win against Macedonia at the ongoing 2017 Under-21 European Championship.

The Los Blancos youngster powered in a hat-trick as the defending champions romped to a brilliant 5-0 win inside the Stadion GOSiR.

Portugal Under-21s had earlier beaten Serbia Under-21s 2-0 to take top spot in Group B but Spain with a very strong line-up including Hector Bellerin, Jose Gaya, Saul Niguez, Denis Suarez and Gerard Deulofeu and Sandro Ramirez show great class to go top of the log.

Atletico Madrid star Saul opened the floodgates when he powered an overhead kick from a Gaya cross past Macedonia goalkeeper Igor Aleksovski.

The minnows could have drawn level when the ball fell kindly for Viktor Angelov inside the penalty area but he failed to score past Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal for Spain.

At the other end, Albert Celades's team doubled their lead when Real Madrid forward Asensio found the top corner with a stunning effort from outside the box.

Macedonia defender Egzon Bejtulai was penalized for handball and former Everton star, Gerard Deulofeu stepped up and dispatched with aplomb to make it 3-0 before Asensio added two more spectacular goals off his sweet left foot to make it 5-0.