23rd October, a pretty normal day to European football clubs, except, the Belgian elites R.S.C. Anderlecht. Why, you ask? This day on 2014 proved to be a nightmare for them, as their UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain saw a 5-0 defeat, and thanks to one special, special player- Zlatan Ibrahimović, who delivered four goals on his own into the back of the net. yes, FOUR.
The 2013-14 UCL Group C face off at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels still haunts the Paars-wit, as manager Laurent Blanc with his star studded PSG squad raided the home team, and the man leading the charge was the club captain Zlatan, 33 year old back then.
The Swedish attacker, who arrived at the Parc des Princes in 2012 from AC Milan, opened up the scoreline in the 17th minute, and three more in the 22nd, 36th and 62nd minute. The Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was the solo contributor along with him, adding up with a goal in the 52nd minute.
Enjoy the highlights below, courtesy to English football magazine Mundial’s official Twitter handle.
On this day in 2014, Zlatan ruined Anderlecht’s day by scoring four. That third one is still very Fucking Hell, Mate. pic.twitter.com/9VjFtieiRM
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) October 23, 2019
The Parisians topped Group C, but were eliminated in the quarter finals by Chelsea. The La Liga giants Real Madrid went on to win the trophy, their 10th Champions League title.