19-Year Old João Félix Scores Stunning Hat-trick Vs Frankfurt In Europa League Goalfest

It was the Joao Felix show at the Estadio da Luz as Benfica beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in a thrilling Europa League quarter final first leg.

In a wonderful 54 minutes, the 19-year old wonderkid bagged a stunning hat-trick and laid on an assist for the other goal.

Felix's second goal was a rasping drive that was too hot for Kevin Trapp to handle and when he completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark, the youngster was reduced to tears. It meant so much to him.

Prior to tonight's game, Felix had never even scored a European goal but after his heroics in Lisbon, he is now the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League.

You only have to look at his masterclass tonight to begin to understand why so many of Europe's top clubs are chasing him.

Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid are just three of the big boys keen on Felix, who has a €120 million release clause in his contract.

He already has a huge admirer in Jose Mourinho, who has gone on record to say that Felix "can play for any club in the world."

Remember the name. This kid is different gravy.

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

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