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Scoring just one goal in the Champions League is a fantastic accomplishment in itself, but to net a hat-trick really is something special.
England has had more than their fair share of hat-trick scorers, with eight Englishman managing to rack up three goals at least once in their European careers.
Here are the eight English players who have scored Champions League hat-tricks.
Blackburn Rovers found themselves in the Champions League group stage during the 1995/96 campaign, and striker Mike Newell did all he could to try fire them through to the next round.
Unfortunately, when Blackburn met Rosenborg in the final round of fixtures in December 1995, Blackburn were already eliminated from the competition, but they went out with a bang as Newell netted three of his side’s goals in an emphatic 4-1 win.
He became the first Englishman to do so in the competition, but he certainly was not the last.
Manchester United icon Andy Cole is heralded as one of the finest strikers in club history, and his performances in the Champions League certainly helped build his reputation.
In November 1997, Cole struck a hat-trick in a group stage match over Feyenoord, becoming the second English player to net three times in one game. However, he then went on to
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