Sadiq Umar was the hero for his La Liga chasing Almeria in their 3-1 win against Ponferradina in a Spanish La Liga 2 game on Sunday.
The former Roma striker scored a first half under 30 minutes hat-trick to earn Almeria a comfortable win at the Estadio Mediterraneo.
Sadiq scored the first goal in the 2nd minute of the game, scored his second in the 21st minute.
He then completed his hat-trick in the 29th minute to give Almeria the 3-0 first half lead.
Sadiq Umar would have scored more goals but he was taken off in the 59th minute of the game.
Almeria were reduced to 10-man after Sergio Akieme was giving his marching orders in the 76th minute of the game.
Curro Sanchez pulled one back for the visitors in the 82nd minute.
But Sadiq Umar 7th, 8th and 9th league goals of the season were enough to secure all the points for Almeria who now 3rd on the log with just one point behind Espanyol and Malaga.