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  • Scoring more than shooting
  • Teens dazzle in the Champions League
  • Lewandowski, Neuer, Okocha and Werner feature
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days had passed since Central Coast Mariners won away to Perth Glory until last year’s tailenders upset the reigning A-League Premiers. Sam Silvera, 19, scored a gorgeous winner on his first start for the Mariners.

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appearances over 14 seasons is what it took Manuel Neuer to concede more than four goals in a Bundesliga game for the first time. Eintracht Frankfurt scored two goals in the first half against Bayern Munich for the first time since Jay-Jay Okocha illuminated a 4-1 success in 1995, and ultimately triumphed 5-1 to end a 16-match winless run against the Bavarians in the Bundesliga. The small consolation for Robert Lewandowski was that he became the first player in the competition’s history to score in each of the first ten rounds of a season.

18

years and 301 days was the age at which Rodrygo became the second-youngest player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick – Raul was six months younger in 1995. The Brazilian also became the youngest player to score a perfect hat-trick in the competition, smashing Kylian Mbappe’s record by over two years.

8

goals without reply is what Mexico put past Solomon Islands to register the joint-second-biggest victory in FIFA U-17 World Cup history. Spain, with Iker Casillas and Xavi on the bench, thrashed New Zealand 13-0 in 1997. Mexico then ended Japan’s run without conceding in the competition at 424 minutes as they reached the quarter-finals.

7

goals is what both sides scored in a game at the annual Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup for the first time in six years. A goal from keeper Andrea Carpita and a scorcher from Dario Ramacciotti grabbed Italy an 8-7 win over Spain and a boost heading into the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

6

goals is what Timo Werner was directly involved in in Leipzig’s 8-0 whopping of Mainz. The 23-year-old became the first player this century to record hat-tricks of both goals and assists in the same Bundesliga game.

4

minutes and one second was what it took Bruno Henrique to score the quickest-ever hat-trick in Brasileirao history (two minutes and 18 seconds excluding celebration breaks). Charles, for Bahia in 1990, and Edmundo, for Figueirense in 2005, netted previous-best six-minute trebles. Bruno Henrique also became just the sixth player to score a hat-trick in the 101-year history of Corinthians-Flamengo.

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players have now scored in each of their first four Champions League appearances after Salzburg’s Erling Haaland emulated Ze Carlos for Porto in 1993, Alessandro Del Piero for Juventus in 1995 and Diego Costa for Atletico Madrid in 2014. The 19-year-old Norwegian became the quickest player to score seven goals in the competition, breaking the record shared by Costa and Harry Kane.

1

goal is what Forge incredibly scored in all nine of their meetings with Cavalry in 2019. Cavalry won the Spring Season and the Fall Season, but Tristan Borges-inspired Forge’s third consecutive 1-0 win in the fixture saw them cause an upset in the maiden Canadian Premier League final.

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shot on target is what Ajax registered in the first half against Chelsea – along with three goals! Tammy Abraham and Kepa Arrizabalaga posted own goals. Frank Lampard’s men rallied to draw 4-4 and become the first English side to recover a three-goal deficit and avoid defeat in the Champions League since Liverpool stunned AC Milan in the 2005 final.

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