While You Were Asleep: Mo Salah scores fastest-ever Champions League hat trick, Barcelona salvage a 3-3 draw vs Inter Milan and Tottenham beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2

Mo Salah got here off the bench to attain the fastest-ever hat trick in Champions League historical past as Liverpool routed Rangers 7-1 at Ibrox on Wednesday.

The Egyptian got here on within the second half together with his workforce main 3-1 and proceeded to fireside a surprising treble in simply six minutes, 12 seconds to set a brand new benchmark within the competitors.

Bafétimbi Gomis beforehand held the file from 2011 when he took eight minutes to finish his hat trick in a 7-1 win for Lyon in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, centre, celebrates after scoring his aspect’s sixth purpose throughout the Champions League Group A soccer match between Rangers and Liverpool at Ibrox stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (AP Photograph/Scott Heppell)

However Salah smashed that point together with his gorgeous feat, strolling away with the match ball in Glasgow and placing the seal on a confidence-boosting win for Liverpool, which is in a powerful place to advance to the spherical of 16.

With Manchester Metropolis to return within the Premier League on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp hopes the victory can be a turning level for his workforce after such an unconvincing begin to the season.

Lewandowski retains Barcelona barely alive

Barcelona couldn’t get the victory it wanted at residence in opposition to Inter Milan, and for the second season in a row the Catalan membership doubtless gained’t make it to the knockout stage of the Champions League.

Robert Lewandowski scored in stoppage time to assist Barcelona salvage a 3-3 attract an exhilarating back-and-forth match in opposition to Inter on Wednesday, however the consequence did little to assist Barça’s probabilities of advancing.

“This Champions League has been merciless for us,” Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández mentioned. “Now it’s very troublesome to advance. It’s a disgrace.”

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his aspect’s second purpose throughout the Champions League Group C soccer match between Barcelona and Inter Milan on the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona , Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (AP Photograph/Emilio Morenatti)

Lewandowski saved the workforce alive — for now a minimum of — with a last-gasp header after the guests had taken a 3-2 lead with a purpose from Robin Gosens within the 89th. A loss would have meant sure elimination for Barcelona for a second consecutive season within the group stage.

Barcelona is third in Group C with 4 factors, three behind second-place Inter. Bayern Munich, which beat Viktoria Plzen 4-2 for its fourth victory in a row, has superior with 12 factors.

Son scores twice as Tottenham beat takes management of CL group

Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham got here from behind after which survived a late scare to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 within the Champions League on Wednesday.

Harry Kane additionally scored to assist Tottenham transfer atop Group D — one level away from each Marseille and Sporting Lisbon — with two rounds remaining.

However the England captain’s penalty miss in stoppage time added to a frantic finale.

Frankfurt’s Faride Alidou, fourth from proper, scores throughout the Champions League Group D soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct.12, 2022. (AP Photograph/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

“We may have scored many, many objectives,” supervisor Antonio Conte mentioned. “As a substitute, till the tip we endure. For positive, we’ve to attempt to study this case and perceive the sport isn’t ended.

“However an necessary win for us. We began in a troublesome means however a great response, we scored three objectives, we had many probabilities to enhance — good saves from their goalkeeper — and in the long run we’re main our group.”

Victory in opposition to Sporting in Tottenham’s subsequent match will safe qualification to the spherical of 16.

-With AP Inputs

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