DROGBA HITS THREE IN FIRST MONTREAL START

Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick in his first Major League Soccer start on Saturday night, as his side enjoyed a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire.




The former Chelsea star, who made his maiden league appearance for the Eastern Conference side as a substitute a fortnight ago, became the first player to hit a hat-trick within his first two MLS games.

Drogba put Montreal ahead in the 27th minute, with Jeff Larentowicz levelling the game from the spot 9 minutes later.

And while Wandrille Lefèvre restored the Impact’s one-goal lead in the 42nd minute, Gilberto sent the two sides into half-time at 2-2.

Kennedy Igboananike even gave the visitors the lead just before the hour mark, but the Ivoirian legend sealed the win for Montreal with a brace in only four minutes.

The 37-year-old joined Impact in July at the end of his second spell with Chelsea, for whom he scored 164 goals in nine seasons (2004 to 2012, and 2014-2015).