Champions League

Dzeko scores hat-trick in convincing Roma win

2018-10-03 08:00
Edin Dzeko (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Striker Edin Dzeko became the first Roma player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League as his side comfortably beat Viktoria Plzen 5-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.

READ: Mourinho's Man United misfire once more

The 32-year-old attacker also became the first player from Bosnia & Herzegovina to score a hat-trick in the Champions League.

Dzeko opened the scoring in the 3rd minute before doubling Roma's lead just before half-time in the 40th minute to give his side a comfortable advantage at the break.

Cengiz Ünder who assisted Dzeko's second goal then found the back of the net himself in the 63rd minute.

Justin Kluivert then scored in the 72nd minute to become Roma's youngest ever Champions League scorer before Dzeko completed his hat-trick late in the 92nd minute as Roma ran out comfortable 5-0 winners.

Roma are now tied with Real Madrid in second position in Group G on 3 points behind CSKA Moscow who pulled off a surprise win against the Spanish giants.

Read more on:    roma  |  champions league  |  edin dzeko  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 14 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Saturday, 30 May 2020
TBA v TBA, Ataturk Olympic Stadium 02:00
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will emerge victorious in this season's Champions League?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.