Tsygankov set a historic record in the Spanish championship match. Video.
Ukrainian midfielder Viktor Tsygankov of Spanish side Girona scored two goals in the 26th round of the Primera Division. The 25-year-old Ukrainian national team player helped his club avoid defeat in the match against Rayo Vallecano (2:2).
Viktor became the first Ukrainian footballer in history to score a double in a match of the Spanish top flight.
Tsygankov came into the starting line-up and scored in the 26th minute against Stole Dmytrijewski. Our compatriot made a good clearance in the opposition penalty area.
Viktor scored his second goal after the break. The Ukrainian responded to a sharp shot by Javi Hernandez, sending the ball into the far corner with a shot from the fly.
Girona is 12th in the Primera Division with 31 points. "Real Vallecano is in 8th place (36 points.)
As OBOZREVATEL reported, on February 17, Viktor scored his first goal. In total, he played in 6 matches for the Spanish club.
Recall that Tsygankov officially became a Girona player on January 17. The 25-year-old midfielder left the Ukrainian club on a full transfer, which cost the Catalans €5m and 50% of the future sale.
According to media reports, Tsygankov wanted to earn €3 million at the new club. The Ukrainian signed a 4.5-year contract with the Spaniards.
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