Krzysztof Piatek is off to the best start for a Serie A debutante in nearly 70 years.
ROME (AP) Krzysztof Piatek is off to the best start for a Serie A debutante in nearly 70 years.
The 23-year-old Poland striker scored both of Genoa's goals in a 2-1 win over Frosinone on Sunday to raise his tally to eight in six matches.
The last player to achieve the feat was Karl Aage Hansen with Atalanta in 1949-50.
Overall this season, Piatek has scored 12 goals in all competitions - including his four-goal performance in the Italian Cup in August.
Piatek's performances have helped Genoa into sixth place. He had already scored twice before Frosinone pulled one back with a penalty from Camillo Ciano for its first goal of the season.
Piatek joined Genoa from Cracovia for a reported fee of 4 million euros ($4.6 million) in June. There are reports that Juventus is interested in signing him to a much bigger contract.