The first round of Group stage matches is halfway through. On Tuesday, Liverpool hammered PSG 3-2 in a commanding style at Anfield. Barcelona demolished PSV 4-0 and Inter Milan announced their return with a 2-1 win against struggling Tottenham Hotspurs side. Other big winners include Atletico Madrid who smashed AS Monaco 2-1, Galatasaray thrashed Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 and Dortmund escaped with a narrow 1-0 win away against Belgium side Club Brugge. Tonight, the action continues with Juventus, Man United, Man City, Real Madrid and Bayern taking to the field to show us what they are made of. Sorry Arsenal and Chelsea fans, your games are on Thursday. Today, we want to look at players with most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League after Messi magic on Tuesday.
5. Luiz Adriano- 3 Hat-tricks
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Luiz Adriano is one of the few Brazilians who failed to establish themselves in Europe as expected. The 31-year-old striker currently plays for Russian side Spartak Moscow. He will be remembered by UEFA Champions League fans because of his spell at Shakhtar Donetsk. The forward was so hot during his days in Ukraine. In Europe, he scored 32 goals in 65 matches for them. This includes 3 hat-tricks. In total, he netted 128 goals in 268 matches. Therefore, it is a surprise that he only got two terrible seasons with AC Milan and now he is in Russia with no hope of playing for the big clubs.
4. Filippo Inzaghi- 3 Hat-tricks
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AC Milan and Juventus legend Filippo Inzaghi is also deservedly on the list with 3 UEFA Champions League hat-tricks under his belt. The striker is a perfect example of what a poacher should be to help his team score goals. Sir Alex Ferguson once said the ‘Boy must have been born offside’ because he always operated along the lines of defenders. He scored 70 goals in 114 matches in European competitions and lifted the European Cup twice in 2003 and 2007.
3. Mario Gomez- 3 Hat-tricks
Mario Gomez recorded his first ever UEFA Champions League hat-trick as Bayern Munich defeated CFR Cluj 4-0 tonight. http://d3w.io/bR1GRv
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 3, 2010
Bayern Munich legend Mario Gomez is up there with the best when it comes to UEFA Champions League records. The German forward netted 3 hat-tricks in Europe best competition. He also played for Serie A side Fiorentina but his career kicked off properly at VfB Stuttgart. The 33-year-old was actually in the Bavaria team that won UEFA Champions League in 2012/13 season.