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Andre Silva scores a hat-trick on Sevilla debut

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Andre Silva bagged a hat-trick on his La Liga debut meaning that he has already scored more goals than he managed in the Serie A

Following a prolific spell at FC Porto, the 22-year-old signed for AC Milan last year.

However, while he managed to strike six times in Europe, things didn’t go quite so well domestically after scoring just twice in 24 league appearances.

But Silva answered his critics on Sunday by scoring a stunning hat-trick on his league debut against Rayo Vallecano.

Silva also became the first La Liga player to do net a treble on his debut since Romário in the 1993/94 season.

Although he had a nervous wait for his third goal to be confirmed before VAR overturn an offside decision which had ruled out Silva’s effort.

“It was the dream debut, I’m very proud. I did what the manager wanted, which was that I work hard and then my chances will come. You shouldn’t limit yourself as the chances will keep coming,” the Portuguese said on the club website.

“I hope to keep on scoring goals in Sevilla, there’s a lot of strikers in the squad and you have to work hard to be able to play in this team,”

Manager Pablo Machin added: “We told André that if he worked hard he would get opportunities because the system is made for players like him. He played his part today and that makes it a lot easier for things to go like they went for him today.”

Franco Vazquez was the other scorer for Sevilla in their 4-1 win over Rayo Vallecano.