Folarin Balogun continued his incredible Ligue 1 scoring run with a hat-trick as Reims beat Lorient 4-2 at the Stade Auguse Delaune.
In the process, the Arsenal striker took his tally for the season to 14 and climbed to the top of the scoring charts in France ahead of a few names you probably recognise.
Reims, who are currently managed by Will Still – a 30-year-old Englishman who doesn’t have his Uefa Pro Licence – have now climbed up to ninth in the table.
— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) February 1, 2023
Losing 2-0, Balogun grabbed his first of the night from the penalty spot sending ex-Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone the wrong way.
He then secured the win after Kamory Doumbia had equalised on 51 minutes, striking twice in three minutes.
The 21-year-old swept home a deflected cross at the near post and then found the net with a stunning first-time volley as he connected with a floated diagonal ball.
Having bagged a stoppage time equaliser against PSG on Sunday night, he’s having a pretty good week.
Chapeau, Folarin. Chapeau.
Ligue 1 top scorers
1. Folarin Balogun – 14
2. Kylian Mbappe – 13
3. Neymar – 12
3. Jonathan David – 12
3. Alex Lacazette – 12
3. Terem Moffi -12
7. Wissam Ben Yedder – 11
8. Breel Embolo – 10
9. Martin Terrier – 9
9. Mama Balde – 9
9. Lois Openda – 9
12. Lional Messi – 8
(goal tallies correct at the time of writing)