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Chelsea fans react as club legend Didier Drogba nets hat-trick in charity match

Chelsea fans react as club legend Didier Drogba nets hat-trick in charity match

Drogba nets hat-trick in charity match

In a rare break from a slow international break, Olympique Marseille’s Stade Veledrome played host to a charity match between a team of club legends, and a UNICEF side managed by iconic manager Arsene Wenger.

The game, titled the “Match des heros” was being played for the dual charities of UNICEF and the Didier Drogba foundation, and ended up being far more entertaining than initially expected.

While Formula 1 star Pierre Gasly found himself on the scoresheet, it was the man whose foundation was being played for, Drogba, that stole the show. The Chelsea and Marseille legend, who netted 164 times for the London club in 381 appearances, found himself taking home the match-ball as he netter a further three for Marseille, despite having been retired since November 2018.

Chelsea fans react

Predictably, a hat-trick in a legends game stirred up something of a storm on social media, with Chelsea’s fans amongst those queuing up to sing the praises of their club legend:

Chelsea will now be hoping that, in Romelu Lukaku, they have signed a man even half as good as Drogba was for the Blues.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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