Yesterday, Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick in the game against Benfica to help his side move into the quar...
He would be the fifth African player to score a hat-trick in the prestigious tournament.
We decided to take a look at the other lethal Africans to achieve this feat.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Maccabi Haifa vs Olympiakos (3-0) 2002/2003
Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni would be the first African player to get a hat-trick in the Champions League, doing so against Greek giants Olympiakos.
The Yak was phenomenal in the game with his running difficult for the Greek side to contain. He opened the scoring with a penalty before adding two in the next half with one including a clever chip over the rushing goalkeeper before slotting into an open goal.
Maccabi would however fail to qualify from their group that included Man Utd and Bayer Leverkusen as well.
Didier Drogba, Marseille vs Partizan (3-0) 2003/2004, Chelsea vs Levski Sofia (3-1) 2006/2007
Ivorian Legend Didier Drogba would be the next player to bag a hat-trick with his impressive display against newcomers Partizan in a game that would feature Nigerian Legend Taribo West.
Didier had the easiest of hat-tricks that night with good positioning and fortune coming his way against a 10-man Partizan.
Drogba would also be the first African to score more than one hat-trick, this time in Chelsea colors in the game against Levski Sofia.
Samuel Eto'o, Barcelona vs Panathinaikos (5-0) 2005/2006, Inter Milan vs Werder Bremen 2009/2010
Africa's greatest player Samuel Eto'o would join this impressive list with his treble against Panathinaikos.
The Cameroonian would get on the scoresheet with some brilliant finishes thanks to assists from Brazilian Ronaldinho and a young Lionel Messi.
Eto'o would also go to get another in the game against Werder Bremen this time for Inter Milan. It should be noted however that both seasons where he got the hat-trick the player ended up winning the trophy.
Yacine Brahimi, Porto vs BATE Borisov (6-0) 2014/2015.
Algerian international Yacine Brahimi would be outstanding in this game as his inspired the Portugese side to their biggest win in the competition.
It would come in his competition debut and what a way to introduce himself to the Dragons.
The Algerian would take the match ball with three beautiful and different finishes with his third goal, a beautiful curler from a freekick the highlight.
Porto would make it to the Quarter Finals but would get knocked out by Bayern Munich.