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Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun scores Reims hat-trick

Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun scored a first professional hat-trick as Reims defeated Lorient on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old scored a last-gasp equaliser against PSG on Sunday and continued where he left off in the French capital.

The striker got going with a penalty late in the first half to get Reims back into the game at 2-1.

Kamory Doumbia levelled early in the second half before Balogun took centre stage around the hour-mark.

He firstly converted at the near-post to complete the turnaround and grab his second of the evening.

And just three minutes later he grabbed his hat-trick with a sensational first-time volley, slightly similar to a goal that Robin van Persie scored from an Alex Song assist against Everton in 2011.

Balogun has now 14 Ligue 1 goals in just 20 games following his loan move.

That's more than PSG trio Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the French top-flight.

In fact, only Harry Kane and Erling Haaland have more league goals this season in Europe than the prolific youngster.

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