Robert Lewandowski left a mark on the world with his lady full go-around for Barcelona against Viktoria Plzen, turning into the first player to hit Champions League hat-tricks for three unique sides.

The Poland international found the net two times in the first half at Camp Nou on Wednesday, with Franck Kessie and Plzen’s Jan Sykora likewise netting in a berserk opening 45 minutes.

Lewandowski covered a shining execution with his third following 67 minutes, firing a 20-yard finish past Jindrich Stanek after a perfect exchange with Ferran Torres, who then struck to seal a 5-1 triumph for Barca.

The last option strike for Lewandowski made him the first player to at any point score Champions League full hat-tricks for three unique teams, having recently hit hat-tricks for Bayern Munich (four) and Borussia Dortmund (one).

Lewandowski was level on Champions League objectives with Karim Benzema (86) heading into the game however moved to third in the unsurpassed scoring graphs – just Lionel Messi (125) and Cristiano Ronaldo (140) have more.

The Barca forward has been in fine LaLiga structure too, scoring multiple times in four league appearances, and will hope to proceed with his scoring run when the Blaugrana visit Cadiz on Saturday.

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