Meet the debutants to have scored Champions League hat-tricks | UEFA Champions League 2019/20
The UEFA Champions League is European club football's blue riband competition. In 28 editions of the tournament, 92 different players from 35 different nations have scored hat-tricks for 47 different clubs.
19-year-old Norwegian Erling Braut Håland became the third-youngest player to score three goals in a Champions League game when he did so for Red Bull Salzburg against Genk.
Mislav Oršić of Croatia soon joined Håland in the select group of players to score Champions League hat-tricks, when the midfielder scored three times for Dinamo Zagreb against Italian debutants Atalanta. It marked the first time in the competition's history, two debutants scored hat-tricks in the same season.
Let us meet all the debutants who have graced the UEFA Champions League with a hat-trick.
#9 Mislav Oršić (Croatia)
Mislav Oršić became the 92nd different player to score a Champions League hat-trick when the midfielder scored three times against tournament debutants Atalanta in a 4-0 home win for Dinamo Zagreb.
It was the 126th hat-trick in the competition. Oršić's goals made Croatia the 17th different nation and Dinamo Zagreb the 47th different club to register a hat-trick in a Champions League game.
A day after Erling Braut Håland scored a hat-trick on his tournament debut, Oršić joined the teenager in a select group of players to score three times in their first game in the competition.
#8 Erling Braut Håland (Norway)
Erling Braut Håland scored three first-half goals for Salzburg against Belgian side Genk in a thumping 6-2 win. It marked the 125th hat-trick in the Champions League and made Håland the 91st different player in the competition to do so.
At 19 years 58 days, Håland becomes the third-youngest player to score a Champions League hat-trick, following Real Madrid legend Raúl Gonzalez (18 years 113 days) against Ferencváros in 1994-95, and Wayne Rooney (18 years 340 days) for Manchester United against Fenerbahce in 2004-05..
Haaland is the third Norwegian player to net a Champions League hat-trick, the others being Sigurd Rushfeldt for Rosenborg in 1998-99 against Galatasaray and Frode Johnsen, also for Rosenborg, in 2000-01 against Helsingborg.
The teenager's three-goal haul made Salzburg the 46th different club and the first from Austria to register a hat-trick in a Champions League game.
#7 Yacine Brahimi (Algeria)
Yacine Brahimi provided the 91st hat-trick of the Champions League when he scored three goals for Porto against BATE Borisov in 2014-15.
It made Brahimi the first Algerian player and Porto the 42nd different club to score a hat-trick in the competition.
Brahimi's hat-trick was the first by a Champions League debutant in five years as the 24-year-old Algerian became the youngest African player after Nigeria's Yakubu (19 years) to score three goals in a Champions League game.