Olivier Giroud becomes oldest player to score hat-trick in Champions League match

Olivier Giroud becomes oldest player to score hat-trick in Champions League match

- Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to score a hattrick in a Champions League game

- The Frenchman scored four stunning goals in Chelsea's victory over Sevilla in Spain

- The 34-year-old has now beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to the feat after his outstanding display

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Olivier Giroud produced a four-star performance for Chelsea in their Champions League triumph over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium earlier this week.

The Frenchman scored all four goals the Blues needed to progress to the next round of the competition with one game left.

He opened the scoring in the eighth minute after which he scored the remaining three goals in the second half of the encounter.

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His goals against the Spanish League outfit made him the oldest player to score a hattrick in a Champions League game - beating Cristiano Ronaldo to the feat.

Olivier Giroud becomes oldest player to score hattrick in Champions League match
Olivier Giroud appreciating N'golo Kante after providing an assist for one of his goals against Sevilla. Photo by Joaquin Corchero / Europa Press Sports
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The Portuguese forward achieved the feat when he was 34 years and 35 days old but Giroud thrashed the record after scoring four goals at the age of 34 years and 63 days.

According to Daily Express, Chelsea are the first team to grab a victory at the Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium since Man City in 2015.

Leicester, Manchester United, and Wolves all lost at the same stadium. After the game, Giroud told BT Sport.

"I didn't know until two years ago that you called it a 'perfect' hat-trick. When I scored against Kyiv in the Europa League I said 'what do you mean?' It was good, I had good assists, though. "I will try to carry on like that to finish the good work of the team.

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"It's always nice to be in the club history and we play football to mark our history so I'm pleased to help the team to win and to score the four goals."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Olivier Giroud stole the show after scoring four great goals at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium to help Chelsea ease past Sevilla 4-0 in the Champions League.

The Frenchman, who had the match in his hands, scored as early as the 8th minute to open his Champions League account in the colours of Chelsea.

There were no further goals in the first half with Chelsea taking a 1-0 lead to the dressing room against the strong Spanish side.

The 34-year-old scored a hattrick in the second half to make it four goals in the meeting in Spain.

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