When a player scores 4 goals in one game, it is usually a pretty big deal. Well, this was a pretty special weekend as 3 different players managed to bang in a hattrick (plus one) in their league games.
It started on Saturday with Mo Salah running riot over Watford, then Cristiano Ronaldo got in on the action as Madrid looked to retake 3rd spot in the table. Then there was Mauro Icardi, who was rewarded with a special pair of boots mid-game. I’m not kidding!
Here is a rundown of how it all happened, and the boots each player was wearing in the process.
Boots: Nike Superfly 360 Elite
Real Madrid 6 – 3 Girona
Goals scored in the 11′, 47′, 64′, 90′ minute.
Incredibly, this was the 50th hattrick of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career, that in itself is absolutely astonishing. To grab 4 goals in one game, and take his tally to 21 goals in his last 11 games just numbs the mind. The guy is a goal scoring machine. On his feet, Cristiano kept it simple, going with the Laser Orange colorway in the new Mercurial Superfly 360 series. In recent times, he has been jumping between CR7 specific boots and the standard Superfly release. Giving the vibrant colorway, it is safe to say his boots stood out just as much as his goals at the weekend!
Boots: “Fast AF” Hypervenom (then some customs!)
Sampdoria 0 – 5 Inter
Goals scored in the 30′, 31′, 44′, 51′ minute.
Icardi pulled off one of the greatest boot moves of the year! Going into the game, he had 99 Serie A goals, 1 shy of the century club, so he went out on the pitch with a pair of Fast AF Hypervenom Phantom III DF on his feel. In that first half, he proceeded to bang in a hattrick and made a footwear change at halftime. Rather than wait till the following weekend, he was ready to celebrate his accomplishment in style; with a custom 100 goal pair of Hypervenom Phantom (as seen in the top image!) Featuring a blue and black Inter Milan-themed combo upper, Nike added a bold Gold ‘100’ on the outstep, and ‘M19’ on the instep as a memento to the occasion. Quality move!
Liverpool 5 – 0 Watford
Goals scored in the 4′, 43′, 77′, 85′ minute.
How good is Salah at the moment? Scary good. He could easy be the best player in the EPL, capping his performance on Saturday by being involved in all 5 goals (4 goals, 1 assist.) Since the start of 2018, he has 13 goals in 11 appearances. Boot wise, he is currently wearing the adidas X 17+ Purespeed in the Cold Blooded colorway, making them look like goal scoring machines. It is also a boot that compliments the current Liverpool home kit.