“Mo is an extraordinary footballer,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. “We all know that and he showed it again today.”
Frenchman Bafetimbi Gomis set the Champions League record, scoring three goals on behalf of Olympique Lyonnais against Dinamo Zagreb in just over 7 minutes in 2011. Lyon won 7-1 in Croatia.
Remarkably, Liverpool defeated the team of Scottish coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox with the same numbers: 1-7. The English club came by winning with 9 points and occupies second place in Group A behind the already qualified Napoli (12 points). Ajax is number 3 in this group with 3 points. The Amsterdam team is competing in the last two rounds with the goalless Rangers for the third place and thus the continuation of the European League.
According to data agency Gracenote, before the introduction of the Champions League, there were already two European Cup 1 players who scored three goals in 6 minutes: Spaniard Amancio in 1968 on behalf of Real Madrid and Claudio Sulser of Switzerland in 1978 for the locusts.
Marco van Basten signed his first hat-trick in the Champions League on November 25, 1992. The Dutch Milan striker scored four goals against Gothenburg (4-0).
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