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Iago Aspas two goals away from hitting 100-mark for Celta

The Moaña-born striker is on 98 goals for the Galicians. He is the sixth top goal scorer in club history, and just five goals away from equalling Rogelio.

Iago Aspas celebra con Emre Mor el segundo tanto del Celta en el Estadio de Gran Canaria.
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Throughout his career, Iago Aspas has never done things by halves. He hit a brace on his debut at Balaídos which helped Celta avoid dropping down a division to the Segunda B and he memorably capped his international debut with Spain by curling one into the top corner against England at Wembley. On Monday, he made his 250th appearance for the Celtiñas against Las Palmas - and hit a hat trick.

Back of the net. Aspas on target against Las Palmas
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Back of the net. Aspas on target against Las PalmasCARLOS DIAZ RECIODIARIO AS

Aspas, close to his century

Those three goals at Estadio de Gran Canaria puts Aspas on the brink of scoring a century of goals for the Galicians. He is on 98 and is now the sixth top goal scorer in Celta's history. Once he reaches 100, he will have the tallies of other club legends in his sites: Rogelio (103), Gudelj (111) and Hermidita (113).

Aspas' exhibition against Las Palmas strengthen the argument for those who feel his better deployed in a central, deep-lying role. Until now, Juan Carlos Unzué has been playing him out wide on the right but with Maxi Gómez out suspended, he was moved into the middle for the Las Palmas game. To great effect...

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