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Meet the debutants to have scored Champions League hat-tricks | UEFA Champions League 2019/20

  • Here's a list of debutants to have scored a Champions League hat-trick.
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Modified 20 Sep 2019, 16:06 IST

#3 Yakubu (Nigeria)

Yakubu
Yakubu

Yakubu scored three goals for Maccabi Haifa against Olympiacos in a 2002-03 group game.

In the process, the Nigerian became the first teenager (fourth overall) since Raúl to score a Champions League hat-trick.

It was the 33rd hat-trick in the competition and the first by an African player as Maccabi Haifa became the first club from Israel to register a Champions League hat-trick.

#2 Faustino Asprilla (Colombia)

Faustino Asprilla
Faustino Asprilla

Faustino Asprilla provided the 12th hat-trick of the Champions League when he scored three goals for Newcastle United against Barcelona in a 1997-98 group game.

The goals made Asprilla the first South American after Romário to score thrice in a Champions League game as Newcastle became the tenth different club (second English club) to score a Champions League hat-trick.

Asprilla and Shevchenko (also in 1997-98) are the only players to score a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona.

#1 Marco van Basten (Netherlands)

Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten

Milan legend Marco van Basten scored the third hat-trick of the Champions League when he netted all four goals in Milan's 4-0 win over IFK Göteborg in a 1992-93 group game.

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In the process, van Basten joined compatriot Juul Ellerman, scorer of the first Champions League hat-trick, as the second Dutchman to score three goals in the competition's inaugural edition.

It would be seven seasons later before another player, Simone Inzaghi of Italy, scored four times in a Champions League game for Lazio against Marseille.

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Published 19 Sep 2019, 15:42 IST
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