Marcus Rashford overtakes Mbappe in Champions League after hat-trick against RB Leipzig
Oct. 29, 2020
- Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scored hat-trick against RB Leipzig
- The Manchester United striker has now overtaken Kylian Mbappe in the UCL
- Rashford came off the bench to score in 27 minutes while Mbappe scored in 38 minutes last year
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Marcus Rashford who plays for Premier League side Manchester United has overtaken Paris-Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe after scoring hat-trick against Leipzig.
The encounter which was played on Wednesday night, October 28, was a Champions League clash in which the England international came off the bench to score thrice in 27 minutes.
Rashford's trio of strikes makes him just the fifth player in the Champions League history to come off the bench and hit three goals before the end of the encounter.
Most incredibly, his 27 minute spell was the shortest time on the pitch that anybody had managed to achieve the feat in in the history of the Champions League.
In October last year, Kylian Mbappe also came off the bench to score hat-trick against Club Brugge in the Champions League.
See below the quickest Champions League hat-tricks by a substitute according to UK Sun.
1. Marcus Rashford (Man United vs Leipzig in 2020) 27 minutes
2. Kylian Mbappe (PSG vs Club Brugge in 2019) 38 minutes
3. Walter Pandiani (Deportivo vs PSG in 2001) 44 minutes
4. Joseba Llorente (Villarreal vs AAB) 45 minutes
5. Uwe Rosler ( Kaiserslauten vs Helsinki) 52 minutes
Ole Solskjaer and his wards are currently occupying 15th position on the Premier League table with seven points after five games played so far.
But in the Champions League, the Red Devils have won their first two games and they are topping Group H with six points with Paris-Saint-Germain occupying second position.
United striker Marcus Rashford is currently topping the Champions League scoring charts with four goals following his incredible performance in the last two games.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed the Champions League game between his side Juventus and Barcelona on Wednesday night, October 28, in which Lionel Messi scored.
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