Chinese player scores nine goals in 29 minutes

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This has to be some kind of record, right?

China’s national women’s team beat Tajikistan 16-0 in the Asian Games earlier this week and Wang Shanshan scored nine times after coming off the bench in the 56th minute. Shanshan scored her first goal in the 64th minute and scored three times in stoppage time to complete her triple hat-trick.

That’s right, she scored nine times in less than 29 minutes.

Tajikistan lost 16-0 to North Korea and 6-1 to Hong Kong in their other Group B games to finish bottom of the group with a goal difference of -37, while China finished top of the group and will play Thailand in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

If you are having a bad day, spare a thought for Tajikistan goalkeeper Saiyora Saidova who conceded 32 goals in 180 minutes of action before being benched for their final group game against Hong Kong.