Youssef El-Arabi scored a hat-trick to lead Granada to a crucial 5-1 win over fellow relegation r...
Youssef El-Arabi scored a hat-trick to lead Granada to a crucial 5-1 win over fellow relegation rivals Levante in the Spanish La Liga on Thursday evening.
Nigeria's Isaac Success opened the scoring on the night as Granada jumped out of the relegation zone - subsequently condemning Levante to the bottom of the standings .
El Graná sit in 17th place on the log standings with a mere five points separating the bottom four with four games remaining. El-Arabi ,29, put Granada 2-0 up before Ruben Rochina added a third on the cusp of half-time.
El-Arabi completed his brace from the penalty spot in the 85th minute before adding a third in stoppage time. The Morocco international has now scored 13 league goals this season, his best tally in a La Liga campaign.
He is now the top African scorer in the league - with one more goal than Democratic of Republic of Congo forward Cédric Bakambu. Elsewhere, Getafe claimed a vital 2-1 away victory at Real Sociedad to boost their survival bid.