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'The same bracket as Mbappe & Dembele - Twitter Reacts to Marco Asensio’s hat trick logo 17-06-2017

Youth tournaments can be where the next generation lay markers for their eventual success. Saturday, Marco Asensio laid down a huge one, in the form of a hat-trick, with some spectacular finishes to boot.

The Real Madrid midfielder, who scored three goals in 23 appearances for the club this season in La Liga, picked up goals in the 16th, 54th, and 72nd minutes of Spain’s 5-0 win over Macedonia in the UEFA Under-21 tournament.

The highlight of the evening was a beautiful curling shot from distance that just tucked under the crossbar in the top corner.

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It was the type of performance that left Real Madrid fans on twitter salivating for more, and at least one person to lament Barcelona’s failure to land the 21-year-old Asensio’s signature.

What a goal Asensio

— Zeina (@Madridise) June 17, 2017

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Barça could've signed Asensio for €4.5m from Mallorca, Instead, they got Douglas for €5.5m

— ༓ADIL༓ (@Barzaboy) June 17, 2017

Asensio is such a huge talent, man. With Zidane's guidance he's destined for greatness. Absolutely massive future ahead of him

— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) June 17, 2017

Marco Asensio should be mentioned in the same bracket as Mbappé & Dembélé as the best young talents in football - he's incredibly gifted.

— ㅤㅤ (@Halbraum) June 17, 2017

Asensio, Mbappe, Donnarumma & Dembele is the holy quadruple of world football talents. No debate in my else. 5th player is arguable.

— Simeon (@SJftbl) June 17, 2017

Jesus Christ, Asensio just scored an even better goal. Asensiazo!!!

— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) June 17, 2017

Even better goal by a brilliant young player Asensio

— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) June 17, 2017

Asensio is so good

— Transfer News (@TrustyTransfers) June 17, 2017

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