The greatest Champions League trebles scored for English teams.
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Where does Robin van Persie’s hat-trick vs Olympiacos rank in the list of the best trebles scored in the Champions League for English clubs?
5. Faustino Asprilla, NEWCASTLE vs Barcelona, 17 September 1997
Newcastle’s first Champions League campaign got off to a stunning start as a Faustino Asprilla hat-trick helped saw the Magpies to victory over giants Barcelona at a rocking St James’. The Colombian won and converted a penalty and added two thumping headers inside 60 minutes to put the Toon 3-0 up. Barca scored two in a spirited late charge but it wasn’t enough.