Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano became the first player to score four goals in the first half of a Champions League game when he netted against Belarusian minnows BATE Borisov on Tuesday night — with the game 6-0 at half-time. The Brazilian striker also scored the fastest three goals (seven minutes) in Champions League history. Adriano added another record to his first half feat as he overtook Andrey Vorobey to become Shakhtar's top scorer of all-time with 115 goals. The game finished 7-0 with Adriano getting on the scoresheet once more to become only the second player in history to net five goals in the Champions League — the other being Lionel Messi. "I'm happy to have scored five goals and to know that I was man of the match," Adriano said. "I want to thank my teammates because they helped me to score those goals and to play so well tonight. "I'm just happy about scoring five goals in the match. They are all the most beautiful for me. It was very special for me to score five times. I think the first one [was my favourite]. "Scoring a hat-trick in a game is fantastic; scoring five goals is immense. I can now say that I've scored five times in a Champions League game."
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