Andrea Belotti’s star continued to rise as he scored an eight-minute hat-trick in Torino’s 3-1 Serie A victory over the striker’s former club Palermo.
Torino have been staring down the barrel of defeat at Stadio Olimpico when Andrea Rispoli put the relegation-threatened guests ahead in the 30th minute.
That may be how it stayed until deep in the second half, before Belotti came for the fore to tear his former employers apart, scoring within the 73rd, 76th and 81st minutes to secure Torino the 3 points.
Palermo goalkeeper Josip Posavec was at fault for Belotti’s initially, flapping at a set-piece and permitting the Italy international to nod into the open aim.
His second was a special work, even though, volleying initial time immediately after watching Adem Ljajic’s free-kick more than his shoulder, before he headed within a third with nine minutes to go right after the visitors had seen Norbert Balogh sent off.
Belotti, who has been linked using the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, now has 22 Serie A goals this season, seeing him move 3 ahead of Edin Dzeko inside the race for the Capocannoniere, the title awarded for the best scorer in each and every Italian top rated flight season.