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Dovbyk hat-trick for Girona – one goal ahead of Sørloth in the battle for the top scorer title

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Artem Dovbyk chased Alexander Sørloth on the top scorer list on Friday. Photo: Joan Monfort / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.05.2024 23:07:50

Sport: Sørloth and Villarreal end the season away to Osasuna on Saturday afternoon. There, the Norwegian must score to win the top scorer title, either alone or together with Ukrainian Dovbyk.

Girona played their last league game of the season against Granada on Friday. Dovbyk, who before the match were two goals behind Sørloth’s 23, made it 3-0 from the penalty spot just before the break and thus had blood on their teeth going into the 2nd half.

Girona played against very weak opposition on Friday, and a quarter of an hour before the end, Dovbyk scored two goals when he sent the team up 5-0. At the very end of the match, Girona received another penalty, and then Dovbyk’s hat-trick was completed. In the end it ended 7-0 against the team that is relegated from La Liga.

Should Sørloth or Dovbyk end up with the top scorer title, it will be the first time in 15 years that the award does not go to a Barcelona or Real Madrid player.

Real Madrid player Jude Bellingham is closest to the two with his 19. Real Madrid finish against Betis on Saturday evening.

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