WATCH: Emmanuel Adebayor Scores His First Hat-Trick in Six Years vs Galatasaray
Adebayor moved to the Turkish Super Lig in January, after being released by Crystal Palace in June of last year.
And while many expected the 33-year-old's best days to be behind him, the Togo international reminded us all of his deadly finishing as Basaksehir thrashed Galatasaray 4-0 in the Istanbul derby.
When Emmanuel Adebayor and Yaya Sanogo score hat-tricks on the same day. pic.twitter.com/E79Iohwm4j- SlashFootball (@slashfootball) April 10, 2017
In fact, it wouldn't be too bold to guess this may have been Adebayor's most impressive showing in years, as he scored a brilliant hat-trick.
With the veteran forward picking up the match ball, it was the first time Adebayor had bagged three goals in a game since his spell at the Bernabeu in 2011, where he scored a hat-trick during Real Madrid's 8-1 thumping of Almeria:
Adebayor'un golü (Başakşehir 1-0 Galatasaray). pic.twitter.com/Y1UIFrLu2V- kargamedia (@kargamedia) April 10, 2017
Istanbul currently sit second in the Super Lig, five points behind table toppers Besiktas.
However, if Adebayor can continue his fantastic run of form, Istanbul could mount a serious challenge to win their first ever domestic title.
Meanwhile Galatasaray have fallen to fourth place, 12 points adrift of the league leaders.
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