Fernandes breaks Athanasiadis Europa League record
Lokomotiv Moskva’s Manuel Fernandes scored the fastest hat-trick in Europa League history, breaking Stefanos Athanasiadis’ record which was set back in 2014.
On September 18, 2014, Stefanos Athanasiadis scored the fastest hat-trick in Europa League history, netting three goals in 28 minutes against Dinamo Minsk. The PAOK captain led his side to an emphatic and memorable 6-1 victory over the Belarusian side in the qualifying rounds and the Greek striker remained the fastest player to score a hat-trick in the competition until today.
The new record holder is Manuel Fernandes of Lokomotiv Moscow. The Portuguese scored three goals in 17 minutes to lead his side past Zlin in a 3-0 victory in today’s Europa League group stage action.