La Liga struggler Eibar wins first game since January

Eibar remained bottom of the table on 26 points, five behind Alaves which occupies the final place above the relegation zone with four games to go.

SD Eibar's Kike Garcia completed his hat-trick inside 60 minutes.   -  AP

Basement club Eibar earned a first La Liga win in 17 games on Saturday with a thumping 3-0 home victory over fellow struggler Alaves courtesy of a hat-trick from striker Kike Garcia.

Garcia slid in to meet a Bryan Gil cross in the third minute, and he scored a similar goal to double his side's advantage early in the second half when he diverted home a cross from Edu Exposito.

The 31-year-old Garcia completed his treble in the 59th minute, picking the ball up near the byline before cutting inside and blasting it into the far corner from a tight angle.

Eibar, which hails from a town of under 30,000 inhabitants and has been in La Liga since 2014, had not won in the league since Jan. 3 and had lost its last five matches.

The victory, however, gave it a slither of hope of staying in the top flight.

It remained bottom of the table on 26 points, five behind Alaves which occupies the final place above the relegation zone with four games to go.