Graphic shows players with most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League history.
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Quick fire Lewandowski sinks Salzburg

By Chris Dinsdale

March 10, 2022 - Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick within the opening 23 minutes -- the earliest ever treble in Champions League history -- as Bayern trounced Salzburg 7-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is the 30th season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.

Chelsea are defending champions having defeated English Premier League rivals Manchester City in the 2021 final.

Real Madrid are the most successful club in European Cup history, with 13 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).

The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

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PUBLISHED: 09/03/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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