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Luiz Adriano equals Lionel Messi's record of 5 goals in a UEFA Champions League match

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Luiz Adriano became only the second player to score 5 goals in a Champions League match

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano scored 5 against BATE Borisov in a 7-0 win on a UEFA Champions League night laden with goals and records. In the process, the Brazilian equalled the record for most goals in a match set by Lionel Messi. Messi had achieved the feat at the Nou Camp against a hapless Bayer Leverkusen side in March 2012.

This was the Ukrainian side’s first win the competition this year and puts them second on the table behind leaders Porto with a two-point gap separating the two. The Barcelona superstar himself got one step closer to breaking Raul’s all-time UEFA Champions League goalscoring record (71) and is tied at 69 goals with rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bayern Munich became the first away side to score 5 goals in on half as they went on a rampage of their own against AS Roma but the Ukrainians did one better by scoring the sixth in the 44th minute.

Records broken/equalled by Adriano

The former Internacional striker broke a few records along the way.

  1. Fastest hat-trick in UEFA Champions League history: 7 minutes.
  2. First player to score 4 goals in one half of a Champions League match.
  3. Fastest 4 goals. The fourth came just 16 minutes after the first.
  4. Second player to score 5 goals in a Champions League match after Messi

Goal 1: BATE 0-2 Shakhtar (pen) (28’)

Goal 2: BATE 0-4 Shakhtar (36’)

Goal 3: BATE 0-5 Shakhtar (40’)


Goal 4: BATE 0-6 Shakhtar (44’)

Goal 5: BATE 0-7 Shakhtar (pen) (82’)

The two other goals were scored by Alex Teixeira and Douglas Costa.

You can check out all the goals  from the match below: