In the first extra time, Sergio Ramos crossed a ball in from the left side of the box, finding a wide open Cristiano Ronaldo. It appeared that he was offside, but that won't change the way Real Madrid fans feel about it.
As a 24-year-old, the sky was the limit for Italian American forward Giuseppe Rossi. Having come through the youth ranks at Parma and Manchester United, he was now flourishing in La Liga with Villarreal. In four seasons, he’d seen his goal totals gradually increase with the club: 13, 15, 17 and then a staggering 32 in the 2010-11 season.
Ten years ago today, a roguish little imp touched down in the Camp Nou and began to do things with the football that this planet had never seen before. It’s said that he was 19 years of age at the time, and his well shampooed mop of hair, preciously pushed back with a hairband, and wiry frame do allude to an awkward period in life, but to highlight your greatness at such a tender age by scoring a hat trick against Real Madrid in El Clasico, that defies all notions we have of the effect of time on a person.
At Celtic, Swedish striker Henrik Larsson was known as the King of Goals.
Call 20-year-old Frenchman Moussa Dembele the Prince.
For the second consecutive week, Dembele, on whom the Hoops have reportedly slapped a £40 million price tag in response to interest from EPL clubs like Chelsea, netted a hat trick, this time against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a fifth round Scottish Cup tie on Saturday. The haul brings his season total in all competitions to 26.
Here’s goal No. 1:
After today's Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid derby, many of you may be asking, "Exactly how many hat-tricks does Cristiano Ronaldo have?"
You may also be asking, "Can anyone else score for Real Madrid?"
The answer to these questions is, respectively, a sh*t ton and no. To put it in perspective, Ronaldo is scoring hat-tricks at the same rate at which I consume breakfast sandwiches. Which is to say, very frequently.
Here's how it breaks down.
It's normal to high five your teammates or jump for joy after scoring a goal — everyone has their own way of celebrating. These players took their celebrations to the next level and were quickly penalized for their actions.
Stjepan Lucijanic looks like a bus driver, but he just set one of the most impressive records in soccer.
Lucijanic plays for NK Dracice Dakovo in the Croatian seventh division, and he scored a hat trick (or more) in five straight matches recently, breaking an 18-year-old record held by Japanese forward Masashija Nakayamu. Overall, Lucijanic scored 20 goals in the five games.
This isn't even the only cool thing Lucijanic has done on a soccer field. Earlier this season he scored six (six!) goals in one match, and one time he scored 12 seconds into a match.
Friday's game between Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach was filled with fouls, cards and injuries. Salomon Kalou led his team to victory by scoring three goals, continuing his fine form since leaving Chelsea.
Salomon Kalou bagged a hatrick tonight against Monchengladbach.
Still got it.. pic.twitter.com/xEubBYXofD
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 4, 2016