14 January 1979: Five goals for Hansi Krankl

14 January 1979: Five goals for Hansi Krankl

The Austrian striker was in inspired form against an unfortunate Rayo Vallecano in a 9-0 league win

The Austrian striker had one of his best days in a Barça shirt back in January 1976 in game between the blaugranes and Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou. The goalscorer scored a first half hat-trick and added another two goals in the second half. Neeskens provided two more strikes with Asensi and Carrasco rounding off the win that saw Barça score nine goals in a single game for the first time in 25 years.

The Barça team that day; Mora; Zuviría, Migueli, Olmo, Albaladejo; Sánchez, Neeskens, Asensi; Rexach, Krankl and Carrasco. Hansi Krankl had been signed following the World Cup in 1978 in Argentina and his goalscoring prowess saw him end the season with 36 goals in all competitions for the blaugranes.

 

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