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Cheick Diabate equals 17-year Serie A goalscoring record

Cheick Diabate equals 17-year Serie A goalscoring record
From ESPN - April 16, 2018

Despite Benevento's struggles at the wrong end of the Serie A table, Cheick Diabate equalled an Italian goalscoring record this weekend when he netted twice in the 2-2 draw at Sassuolo.

The Mali international's double took his tally up to six goals in his last three games, having scored two in each of Benevento's last three top-flight clashes.

His outstanding return equals a 17-year Serie A record that's stood since 2001, when Dario Hubner of Piacenza enjoyed a similar purple patch according to Opta.

29-year-old Diabate marked his loan spell at Benevento from parent club Girondins de Bordeaux with a goal on his debut against Crotone, and then picked up his goalscoring form with a brace in the 3-0 victory over Hellas Verona on April 4.

He then netted twice as Juventus won 4-2 at the Ciro Vigorito three days later, before adding another two against Sassuolo on Sunday.

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