Aduriz nets all five as Athletic Bilbao beat Genk

Aritz Aduriz celebrates after netting the fourth of his five goals Source: Getty Images

Aritz Aduriz became the first player since 1994 to score five times in Europe's second-tier competition as he netted all of Athletic Bilbao's goals in a thrilling 5-3 UEFA Europa League victory over Genk.

Fabrizio Ravanelli was the last man to achieve a five-goal haul in what was then the UEFA Cup, with Spain striker Aduriz has now doubling his own tally in all competitions for the campaign.

The 35-year-old opened the scoring early on at San Mames, before sealing a first-half hat-trick with two well-taken penalties.

Genk, who had pulled one back earlier on through the impressive Leon Bailey, moved to within one of Athletic after half-time courtesy of Wilfred Ndidi.

But Aduriz quickly restored the hosts' two-goal cushion and, after Tino-Sven Susic had netted Genk's third, he capped his sensational display with another successful spot-kick in stoppage-time as all five of his shots on target resulted in goals.

The victory lifts Athletic - currently seventh in LaLiga - up to second place in Group F with two games remaining.

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