The UEFA Champions League, previously known as European Cup, is one of the oldest competitions in Europe. However, there’s always room for new records. On Wednesday, history was written again.
The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League is in full swing and with just two rounds to go before the end of the group stage, things are still wide open. Many teams have already qualified for the knockout stage, while others are waiting to punch their ticket.
Wednesday was an action-packed day in the group stage as the tournament enters its crucial stages ahead of the opening of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The most exciting part of the competition is yet to come, but fans are already witnessing historic events.
On Matchday 4, a new record was broken: the fastest hat-trick in Champions League history. The manner of production was even better as it came in the dying minutes of Liverpool’s convincing win over Rangers.
Mohamed Salah scores fastest Champions League hat trick
Having scored three goals in six minutes and 13 seconds during Liverpool’s triumph at Rangers, Mohamed Salah recorded the fastest hat trick in the Champions League. The Egyptian star hit at the 75th, 80th and 81st minute to secure his team’s 7-1 triumph.
Salah overtook former Shakhtar Donetsk star Luiz Adriano, who was the previous record holder. The former Brazilian forward bagged a hat-trick in 7 minutes and 26 seconds in a game against BATE in 2014.