Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno scores four

Alberto Bueno (second left)
Rayo Vallecano's win lifted them to 10th in the La Liga table

Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno scored four La Liga goals in the space of 16 first-half minutes to help his side defeat struggling Levante 4-2.

The former Derby County loan signing scored for Madrid-based Vallecano in the 23rd, 32nd, 33rd and 38th minutes.

Bueno's first three goals were what is known as a 'perfect' hat-trick, when a player scores with his left foot, right foot and head.

"I'm delighted as I'd never scored three as a professional," he said.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was the last player before Bueno to score a 'flawless and perfect' La Liga hat-trick, in a 4-0 win against Getafe in January 2013.

Bueno, 26, now has 12 La Liga goals this season - 17 fewer than the league's leading scorer Ronaldo.

Madrid-born Bueno played for Derby in the Championship in the 2010-11 season on loan from Spanish team Real Valladolid.

The former Real Madrid player scored five league goals in 29 league appearances for the Rams.

Alberto Bueno
Alberto Bueno made three La Liga appearances for Real Madrid before joining Real Valladolid in 2009 and current club Rayo Vallecano four years later