Remembering 16 four-goal UCL hauls, including from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)  - Scored
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) - Scored four goals in 4-1 win over Sparta Prague in 2004
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - Scored four goals in 4-
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - Scored four goals in 4-1 win over Arsenal in 2010 & five goals in 7-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in 2012
Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyon) - Scored four goa
Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyon) - Scored four goals in 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in 2011
Robert Lewandowski - Scored four goals for Borussi
Robert Lewandowski - Scored four goals for Borussia Dortmund in 4-1 win over Real Madrid in 2013 & scored four goals for Bayern Munich in 6-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in 2019
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in 7-0 win over FC Basel in 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Scored four goal
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Scored four goals in 8-0 win over Malmo FF in 2015
Simone Inzaghi (Lazio) - Scored four goals in 5-1
Simone Inzaghi (Lazio) - Scored four goals in 5-1 win over Olympique Marseille in 2000
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) - Scored
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) - Scored four goals in 5-0 win over Anderlecht in 2013
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals i
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in 2019
Marco van Basten (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in
Marco van Basten (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over IFK Goteborg in 1992
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) - Scored four goals in 4-3
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) - Scored four goals in 4-3 win over Valencia in 2020
Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) - Scored five goal
Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) - Scored five goals in 7-0 win over BATE Borisov in 2014
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) - Scored four goals in 4-
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over Sevilla in 2020
Sebastien Haller (Ajax) - Scored four goals in 5-1
Sebastien Haller (Ajax) - Scored four goals in 5-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in 2021
Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - Scored four goals i
Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over Fenerbahce in 2005
Dado Prso (AS Monaco) - Scored four goals in 8-3 w
Dado Prso (AS Monaco) - Scored four goals in 8-3 win over Deportivo de La Coruna in 2003

On Wednesday, Ajax Amsterdam's Sebastian Haller joined an elite group of players who have scored four goals or more in a UEFA Champions League match. Here are some other stars who achieved this, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo!

Former West Ham United forward Haller scored four goals as his side picked apart Sporting Lisbon during their 5-1 victory on Wednesday night.

Scroll through the gallery above to see 16 stars who have scored four goals or more in a single UCL match, per GiveMeSport

The Ivory Coast striker scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to give the Dutch side a flying start to the match, before completing his hat-trick early in the second half and then topping off his impressive performance with a fourth goal just after the hour mark at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.

Haller is not the first player to hit the back of the net four times or more in a UCL match, though.

In 2010, Messi scored four goals for FC Barcelona in their 2009/10 quarter-final clash against Arsenal.

Nicklas Bendtner had initially put the Gunners ahead at the Camp Nou, but the Argentine quickly responded with a hat-trick to give his team a commanding lead, and then rounded off his quartet of strikes with a stunning solo strike late on.

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Two years later, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner became the first player ever to score five goals in a single UCL match when he delivered a quintet of strikes against Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is the prestigious tournament's all-time top goalscorer, but he had to wait until 2015 to get his first four-goal haul, with the 36-year-old doing so for Real Madrid in their one-sided 8-0 victory over Swedish side Malmo.

Other memorable goal hauls of four strikes or more include Robert Lewandowski's four strikes against Los Blancos, and Simone Inzaghi’s clinical finishing against Marseille – scroll through the gallery above to see some other stars who scored four or more goals in a UCL match!