The RC Lens striker set a new record by scoring three goals in less than five minutes in the Sang et Or victory at Clermont (0-4).
Loïs Openda made Ligue 1 history this Sunday. the lawn of Clermont (0-4). This is the “fastest” hat-trick in the championship in the 21st century. Openda erases Lille’s Matt Moussilou, who had struck three times in 4’34“ against Istres in 2005.
4’30” – In 4 minutes and 30 seconds, Loïs Openda scored the fastest hat-trick in Ligue 1 over the last 50 seasons, beating Matt Moussilou by 4 seconds (4’34” with Lille against Istres in April 2005) Chrono. #CF63RCL https://t.co/USA4oT3cdr
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The first chance of this match had however been for Clermont, with Aïman Maurer, who had beaten Brice Samba but whose attempt was saved on his line by Jonathan Gradit (20th). The Openda show started right away. The Lensois striker first took advantage of a good serve from Angelo Fulgini to open the scoring (0-1, 31st), before benefiting from two opposing gifts: a slip from Maxime Gonalons, who was robbed the ball for Adrien Thomasson, passing for Openda (0-2, 33rd); then, on the engagement, an uncertain back pass from Mateusz Wieteska synonymous with a new offer (0-3, 34th).
Second hat-trick for Openda, who had not scored for two months
Decidedly, when he scores, Openda does not do things by halves. The former Vitesse Arnhem player scored a first hat-trick last October against Toulouse (3-0), when he was a substitute at kick-off. This time, he offers himself a supersonic hat-trick, scoring three goals with his bad foot, when he had not found the net for two months.
Openda even offered a decisive pass in the second half for Alexis Claude-Maurice (0-4, 76th), in this very wide Lensois success which allows the Sang et Or to return to victory after three unsuccessful matches in all competitions . This was necessary in the long-distance fight with OM and Monaco for places in the Champions League.