Third-quickest hat-trick for Luiz Adriano

Shakhtar Donetsk`s Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano netted the third quickest hat-trick in Champions League history to help his side into a record 6-0 half-time lead away to BATE Borisov in Group H on Tuesday.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 22, 2014, 09:51 AM IST
Third-quickest hat-trick for Luiz Adriano

Paris: Shakhtar Donetsk`s Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano netted the third quickest hat-trick in Champions League history to help his side into a record 6-0 half-time lead away to BATE Borisov in Group H on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a penalty at the Borisov Arena and required just 12 minutes to complete his hat-trick, before getting his fourth of the game four minutes later.

No player had ever scored four goals in the first half of a Champions League game, and Shakhtar became the first team ever to score six away from home in the first half in the competition.

Luiz Adriano then added his fifth to put Shakhtar 7-0 up with a penalty in the 82nd minute.
Quickest Champions League hat-tricks:

Bafétimbi Gomis, 8 minutes, (Dinamo Zagreb 1 Lyon 7), 07/12/2011 

Mike Newell, 9 mins, (Blackburn Rovers 4 Rosenborg 1), 06/12/1995 

Luiz Adriano, 12 mins, (Bate Borisov 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 at half-time), 21/10/2014

Neymar, 14 mins, (Barcelona 6 Celtic 1), 11/12/2013

Claudio Pizarro, 15 mins, (Bayern Munich 6 Lille 1), 07/11/2012 

Joseba Llorente, 17 mins, (Villarreal 6 Aalborg BK 3) 21/10/2008