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The France hitman bagged a treble of goals in just seven minutes either side of half time in Croatia, beating the record previously held by former Blackburn forward Mike Newell

Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has become the fastest-ever scorer of a Champions League hat-trick, following his four-goal display in his side's emphatic 7-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was on hand to rescue the French side by netting three crucial efforts, the first just before half time, after they initially fell behind to a Mateo Kovacic goal.

His exploits have now earned him the crown of scoring the quickest-ever treble in Europe's elite club competition, which was previously held by Mike Newell, who netted three in a nine-minute spell during Blackburn Rovers' Champions League encounter with Rosenborg in 1995.

Valencia attacker Roberto Soldado also made history during the 2011-12 group stage campaign, after he scored the quickest hat-trick the competition had seen since 2003, thanks to his 38-minute salvo against Genk.

However, Gomis' stunning haul has put his name into the history books, as Lyon overturned an eight-goal swing in Group D to pip Ajax and reach the knockout stages.


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