The Champions League kicked off again this week, with European heavyweights renewing their struggle in the famous competition. Scoring a goal in the Champions League is definitely a fantastic feat for many players. However, for certain celebrities who have dominated the competition for several years, it is no big issue to them. Below are 5 superstars with the most hat tricks in the tournament.
Neymar (3 UCL hat-tricks)
The PSG forward scored his first hattrick while playing for Barcelona in December 2013. Since then, he has had a slew of European appearances, with two more to his credit.
Luiz Adriano (3 UCL hat-tricks)
Despite not being as well-known as the other players on this list, Luiz Adriano, a Brazilian forward, holds some great Champions League records. The attacker has scored the most goals in a single Champions League game (5), tying Lionel Messi for the record.
Robert Lewandowski (3 UCL hat-tricks)
Robert Lewandowski, is arguably the best striker in the world right now, is unsurprising to see on this list. Over the last few seasons, the striker has been a terror in front of the goal. One of the competitions in which he consistently does well in the Champions League. The Polish striker has 3 champions league hat tricks to his name.
Cristiano Ronaldo (8 UCL hat-tricks)
No one does it better than Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to stepping up and scoring hat-tricks on the biggest Champions League evenings. In his career, the Portuguese has scored three or more goals in Europe's top event on eight occasions. The Man United forward has 8 champions league hat tricks.
Lionel Messi (8 UCL hat-tricks)
Lionel Messi became the first player in Champions League history to score eight hat-tricks after scoring thrice against PSV in 2018. It's simply another example of the Argentine's unrivaled goal-scoring ability over the years.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner began his UCL hat-trick journey against Arsenal back in 2010. Viktoria Plzen, Bayer Leverkusen, Ajax, APOEL, Celtic, and Manchester City have all surrendered three or more goals to the playmaker since then.
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