Lucas sets incredible UCL record

Former Paris Saint-Germain outcast Lucas Moura netted a scintillating hat-trick to lead Tottenham Hotspur to their first ever UEFA Champions League final, and set a remarkable record in the process.

Lucas, 26, was a casualty of the PSG project after the Ligue 1 side invested in compatriot Neymar Jr for a world-record €222 million transfer from FC Barcelona - as part of their ambtious Champions League project.

The former Sao Paulo man was subsquently shipped out to Spurs in January 2018 for a cut-price £25.56m deal to add depth to manager Mauricio Pochetinno's attacking options.

However, the Brazil international has now reached the final of Europe's elite club competition before the French giants in a remarkable turn of events with his incredible display against AFC Ajax in the second-leg tie of the semi-final.

His hat-trick that sent the Premier League side through to the final where they will meet Liverpool also marked a major milestone as the first Brazilian to net a treble in the last-four stage of the competition.

It marks an incredible record with legendary figures Ronaldo Nazario, Ronaldinho and Neymar himself unable to achieve the same feat.

Lucas has scored five goals in eight starts in the Champions League this season en route the final that will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano on 1 June.

comments