- Frank Lampard has heaped praises on Olivier Giroud for his magical show against Sevilla
- The former Frenchman scored four great goals to receive a standing ovation on the night
- Chelsea boss Lampard says getting four goals at the level is an amazing performance
Olivier Giroud stole the show on Wednesday night, December 2, 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 made it 2-0 in the 64th minute before completing his hat-trick in the 74th to wow Frank Lampard who watched with delight from the sidelines.
Not done yet, Sergi Gomez pushed Giroud in the box in the 83rd minute which resulted in a Chelsea penalty which was also converted by the Frenchman.
Chelsea boss Lampard said, as cited on the club’s website:
“It was an amazing performance, to score four goals at this level, Champions League level, and against a really good opponent.
“The individual quality of all of his goals – I know the last one was a penalty – but the team quality of the goals and his individual input were good to see. Four goals, rightly he gets a standing ovation as he comes off the pitch. I’m delighted for him."
The duel ended 4-0 in favour of Chelsea and the Blues remain on top of Group E with 13 points after five games.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar scored a sensational brace to inspire Paris Saint-Germain to a stunning 3-1 win over Man United in a thrilling Champions League clash played at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, December 2.
PSG came into the match knowing too well that only victory can assure them a place in the next round of the tournament following false start to the campaign.
United, on the other hand, were out in search of just a point from the fixture to confirm their place in the knockout stage, but it was the visitors that went home with all three points.
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