Records fall as Luiz​ Adriano hits five in Shakhtar romp

Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano struck five times, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score four goals in the opening half, as Shakhtar Donetsk trounced BATE Borisov 7-0 in Group H on Tuesday.

Records fall as Luiz​ Adriano hits five in Shakhtar romp

Minsk: Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano struck five times, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score four goals in the opening half, as Shakhtar Donetsk trounced BATE Borisov 7-0 in Group H on Tuesday.

On a record-breaking night, Luiz Adriano joined Barcelona`s Lionel Messi as the only players to hit five goals in a Champions League game.

Shakhtar`s 6-0 halftime lead also set a new record for Europe`s elite club competition.

The Ukrainians are now second in the group on five points, two behind leaders Porto who beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1.

BATE are third with three points from three matches while Athletic have one.

The beleaguered Belarussians, unbeaten at home for more than a year, went behind in the 11th minute when Taison stole the ball in midfield and freed Alex Teixeira who rounded keeper Sergei Chernik to score.

Teixeira also had a hand in the second goal after 28 minutes when he was brought down by Chernik and Luiz Adriano converted the spot kick.

Taison played a part in Douglas Costa`s third from close range before Luiz Adriano produced an angled drive to make it 4-0.

The 27-year-old Brazilian marksman then completed the fastest hat-trick in the competition with another neat finish in the 40th minute.

There was still time before the interval for Luiz Adriano to add to BATE`s misery with a sixth goal for Shakhtar before he completed the rout with a penalty in the 82nd minute.

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