In the meeting of the 4th round of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Rangers and Liverpool clashed. The match held at the iconic stadium for the Scots ended with the destruction of “Rangers”. The hosts lost 1:7 at Ibrox.
The leader of the Merseyside giants, Mohamed Salah, has not been in a very favorable form in recent times. Based on this, against Rangers, Salah sat on the bench and entered the field in the 68th minute. It took Pharaoh only 6 minutes and 12 seconds to complete the hat-trick.
Salah scored for Rangers in the 75th, 80th and 81st minutes and became the author of the fastest hat-trick in Champions League history. Salah overshadowed such famous stars as: Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Raheem Sterling.
In all three cases, Diogo Jota was the author of assists, who also recorded excellent statistics. The Portuguese attacker made 3 assists, created 4 scoring chances and showed himself with 100% passing accuracy.
After 4 rounds, Liverpool is in the 2nd position in A-group with 9 points. The Merseysiders lost only to Napoli, which is the leader of the subgroup.
In the meeting held at the legendary Diego Armando Maradona stadium, “Napoli” hosted Amsterdam Ajax and defeated 4:2. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was able to score a goal and assist in the mentioned meeting. Various influential statistical websites gave Kvaratskhelia the highest rating – and UEFA named him the man of the match.
After the defeat of Ajax, the Neapolitans won the right to compete in the playoffs of the Champions League.