What are the fastest hat-tricks in Champions League history?
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 13
Mohamed Salah smashed the record in Glasgow (Picture: Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

made history on Wednesday evening by coming off the bench against Rangers to score the in the competition.

The Egyptian helped recover from a goal down to pick up a in theagainst the Scottish side.

Incredibly, was the 100th hat-trick in the history of the Champions League.

But what are the other fastest hat-tricks in the Champions League and who has scored the most in the greatest club competition on Earth?

Here are the all important numbers you need to know.

What are the fastest hat-tricks ever in the Champions League?

Salah needed just six minutes and 12 seconds between his first and third goal to put his name in the Champions League history books.

The Liverpool striker played just 22 minutes in total at Ibrox and only managed 9 touches in that period.

Substitute Salah helped Liverpool to a 7-1 win (Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Salah beat the previous record held by Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who needed eight minutes to score his three goals for the French giants against Dinamo Zagreb in December 2021.

Coincidentally, the former Swansea City striker’s goals also came in a 7-1 victory, meaning that the top two fastest Champions League hat-tricks to date have both come in 7-1 scorelines.

Blackburn striker Mike Newell is third on the list, with his three strikes taking nine minutes in the 4-1 victory over Rosenborg in 1995/96 following their historic title success the previous season.

Newell holds the record for the fastest Champions League hat-trick by an Englishman, although his goals came in vein with the Lancashire side already knocked out of the competition by the time their final group sage match against the Norwegians came around.

Newell’s hat trick was two minutes quicker than ’s for Manchester City against Atlanta in 2019.

Robert Lewandowski has two of the fastest hat-tricks in the competition (Picture: Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

, who holds the record for the , scored his fastest trio of goals in an 8-0 drubbing of Malmo in 2015.

Robert Lewandowski has clocked two hat-tricks in the competition at 11 minutes, firstly against Red Star Belgrade and then against Salzburg in March 2022 when he played for Bayern Munich.

Fastest hat-tricks in Champions League history

  1. Mohamed Salah, 7 mins (Rangers 1-7 Liverpool, 12/10/22) 7 minutes
  2. Bafétimbi Gomis (Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/2011) 8 minutes
  3. Mike Newell (Blackburn 4-1 Rosenborg, 06/12/1995) 9 minutes
  4. Raheem Sterling (Man City 5-1 Atalanta, 22/10/2019) 11 minutes
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö, 08/12/2015) 11 minutes
  6. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern 7-1 Salzburg, 08/03/22) 11 minutes
  7. Robert Lewandowski (Red Star 0-6 Bayern, 26/11/2019) 12 minutes
  8. Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/2014) 12 minutes

Who has scored the most hat-tricks in Champions League history?

Ronaldo and share the record for the most hat-tricks in Champions League history with eight apiece.

All of Messi’s came during his time at Barcelona, while seven of Ronaldo’s came in the white of Real Madrid and the last with Juventus.

Lewandowski has managed six for Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, while Karim Benzema has four for Real Madrid.

Neymar, Luiz Adriano, Filippo Inzaghi and Mario Gomez all have three to their name in the competition.

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