Enner Valencia, the former West Ham forward, scored a great hat-trick for his new team as Tigres beat Puebla 5-0. 

By Luis Miguel Echegaray
July 23, 2017

Enner Valencia enjoyed a fantastic return to Liga MX last night, as the ex-West Ham star scored a hat-trick for Tigres in the club’s 5-0 win over Puebla.

The avalanche of goals kicked off in the 15th minute when Lucas Zelarayán opened the scoring with an unbelievable finish from 25 yards out. It was a jaw-dropping finish by the 25-year-old from Argentina.

 

After that, there was no looking back, as Valencia - who played for Pachuca for one season in 2013 and scored 18 goals in 23 appearances before his move to east London – opened his account for Tigres.

The goals kept coming when Tigres center-back and captain Juninho, scored a header that floated by the keeper.

By half-time, the match was practically over but Valencia wasn’t done as two more goals in the second half confirmed the resounding victory.

It was a great start for the 2017 Clausura finalists, who are obviously looking to make a point this season with an overwhelming victory over weaker opposition. Tigres, as always, enters this tournament as a main contender for the Apertura.  

 

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