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.