Didier Drogba Rolls Back Years with Superb Hat Trick vs Arsene Wenger’s Side

Didier Drogba Rolls Back Years with Superb Hat Trick vs Arsene Wenger’s Side

  • Drogba was in inspired form in a charity match involving Arsene Wenger’s side
  • He was among the Marseille legends who participated in the game and bagged an impressive hat trick
  • The Ivory Coast international retired from professional football in 2018

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba proved he still had it on Wednesday, October 13 after bagging a hat trick in a charity match involving Marseille legends and Arsene Wenger's Team UNICEF at the Orange Velodrome.

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Drogba was in inspired form during the charity match. Photo: Marseille.
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Drogba might have retired from professional football in 2018, but the Ivory coast international proved that class is permanent with some scintillating displays during the charity match.

His side achieved a 7-4 victory on the night in a match which Drogba was heavily involved among the goals.

He opened the scoring for Marseille legends and got his second which was the equaliser for his side to make the scores 2-2.

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The best was yet to come, however, and the former Chelsea man completed his hat trick in style in the 76th minute with a goal that certainly rolled back the years.

Having received the ball at the edge of the box, Drogba rifled home a powerful shot that was nostalgic to the times he would score such hits in his prime at Chelsea.

And as expected, he received loads of plaudits, especially by Marseille fans online.

Drogba is absolutely loved by Marseille fans having had a short spell with the French club before moving to Chelsea in 2004.

For Marseille in the 2003/04 season, a young Drogba bagged an impressive 32 goals in 55 games across all competitions before swapping Marseille for Chelsea.

It was at Chelsea, however, that he became a household name, scoring over 100 goals in more than 220 appearances.

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Didier Drogba's resigns as AFI vice-president

Recently, Drogba cut ties with his country’s Footballers Association (AFI), citing the association’s “inaction” when it came to defending players’ interests as his main reason for stepping down.

Drogba has been at loggerheads with the AFI since last year, when they refused to back his bid to become President of the Ivory Coast FA in 2020.

Source: Yen

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