Luiz Adriano equals Lionel Messi's record of 5 goals in a UEFA 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.
- Fastest hat-trick in UEFA Champions League history: 7 minutes.
- First player to score 4 goals in one half of a Champions League match.
- Fastest 4 goals. The fourth came just 16 minutes after the first.
- 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: