Castellanos scores first league poker against Real Madrid in 75 years!
Yesterday, the 24-year-old Girona striker Valentín (Taty) Castellanos has scores all 4 goals of his club at its sensational win over Real Madrid (4-2) in La Liga.
*He became the first player to score a poker against “Los Blancos” in almost exactly 10 years (more accurately, 10 years and 1 day). The last “romperredes” to do it was Robert Lewandowski on 24 April 2013, in an epic first leg Champions League semi-final for Borussia Dortmund (4-1).
*Castellanos is also the second Argentine to net as many goals vs Real Madrid in a single game, after Diego Milito (for Zaragoza in Copa del Rey semi-final).
*The “anti-Madrid” league poker was last seen as long ago as in 1947; it was actually even a penta-trick (the only one for all time), made by Esteban Echevarría (Oviedo).
*In total, 9 players managed to do such feat in the history, counting all competitions, both national and international. They are listed in the table in chronological order.
*As for Carlo Ancelotti personally, he has seen for the first time (!) a rival player scoring poker against any of his teams in his 28-year long professional career as a coach (which counts a total of 1,274 official matches for 10 clubs).
*After the victory, Girona becomes the only club in the entire history of La Liga that has a positive balance against Real Madrid (3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses).
|1||Josep Samitier||Spain||4||18/04/1926||Barcelona (5-1)||NC|
|2||Martí Vantolrà||Spain||4||21/04/1935||Barcelona (5-0)||NL|
|3||Vicent Martínez Catalá||Spain||4||03/03/1940||Español (5-4)||NL|
|5||Esteban Echevarría||Spain||5||21/12/1947||Oviedo (7-1)||NL|
|6||Eulogio Martínez||Paraguay||4||19/05/1957||Barcelona (6-1)||NC|
|7||Diego Milito||Argentina||4||08/02/2006||Zaragoza (6-1)||NC|
|8||Robert Lewandowski||Poland||4||24/04/2013||Borussia Dortmund (4-1)||CL|
|9||Taty Castellanos||Argentina||4||25/04/2023||Girona (4-2)||NL|
NC = NATIONAL CUP
NL = NATIONAL LEAGUE