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At the end of the day, football is a simple game where the team that scores more goals than the other wins it. That’s why strikers or goalscorers have been and continue to be the most celebrated footballers on the planet.
Scoring a goal in the Champions League ought to be a dream for every top player. After all, it’s only the cream of the crop on the continent that gets to play in the competition. As a result, the level of football being played is very high.
Only the very best in the business have scored hat-tricks at the grandest stage of them all. Without further ado, let’s take a look at five players who have scored the most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League.
Mario Gomez – 3 Champions League hat-tricks
Mario Gomez is one of the most underrated strikers of his generation. He was a great goalscorer and had quite an illustrious career. The tall and physically imposing Gomez was quite good at aerial duels and could also shoot with both feet.
Gomez spearheaded the Bayern Munich attack and was their centerpiece in the final third as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribbery wreaked havoc down the flanks. The former German international scored three Champions League hat-tricks in his career and all three came for the Bavarians.
In 44 appearances in the Champions League, Gomez scored 26 goals and provided six assists.