Who has scored a hat-trick at a EURO?

Only eight hat-tricks have been scored at EURO final tournaments; can you name the treble heroes?

Michel Platini converts a penalty in France's 5-0 win against Belgium
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In 15 editions of the UEFA European Championship, there have been just eight hat-tricks, including a sensational debut and two by the same player in one tournament.

Dieter Müller: 1976 semi-finals, Yugoslavia 2-4 West Germany (aet)
Rarely has a player made such an explosive international debut. Germany were 2-1 down and facing elimination when the Köln striker came on with 11 minutes left. Three minutes later, Müller made it 2-2 to force extra time, in which he struck two more to complete an impressive comeback and an extraordinary treble.

Klaus Allofs: 1980 group stage, West Germany 3-2 Netherlands
Allofs may have been the man on the scoresheet, but two of the Fortuna Düsseldorf striker's finishes owed plenty to the vision of 20-year-old Bernd Schuster. This was a performance, a result and a hat-trick, that gave West Germany – narrow 1-0 victors in their first group fixture – the momentum to go on and win the tournament.

Highlights: Watch Platini’s nine goals at EURO 1984
Highlights: Watch Platini’s nine goals at EURO 1984

Michel Platini: 1984 group stage, France 5-0 Belgium
The 1984 hosts started in tentative fashion with a 1-0 victory against Denmark, but Les Bleus and their talisman eased through the gears in Nantes. A fourth-minute predatory rebound, a penalty and a header accounted for Platini's treble, though it was the Juventus man's all-round influence which boded particularly well.

Michel Platini: 1984 group stage, France 3-2 Yugoslavia
France's captain became the only man to date to score more than one hat-trick in a single EURO, hitting these three goals just three days after his treble against Belgium. Adopting a free role which perfectly suited his elegance and style in possession, Platini did all his damage in 18 second-half minutes, his third a splendid free-kick.

Marco van Basten after scoring against England
Marco van Basten after scoring against England©Getty Images

Marco van Basten: 1988 group stage, England 1-3 Netherlands
A substitute in the Netherlands' opening defeat by the Soviet Union, Van Basten rewarded Rinus Michels richly for handing him a start against England. The AC Milan striker showed himself to be a lethal finisher, giving his team sufficient momentum to go all the way to the final – where he had a spectacular part to play once more.

Sérgio Conceição: 2000 group stage, Portugal 3-0 Germany
Lothar Matthäus won his 150th (and final) Germany cap, but was comprehensively upstaged. The holders had only one point heading into this final group game and were blown away by a second-string Portugal side spearheaded in splendid fashion by Conceição, whose three goals maintained his team's 100% record.

Patrick Kluivert on target against Yugoslavia
Patrick Kluivert on target against Yugoslavia©Getty Images

Patrick Kluivert: 2000 quarter-finals, Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia
Less than a week after Conceição's hat-trick for Portugal, Kluivert dished up more of the same for the Oranje. Deceptively quick for his burly frame, Kluivert was fleet of foot and had a predatory nature which came to the fore here; three instinctive efforts meant he was sure of having the match ball when he went off on the hour.

David Villa: 2008 group stage, Spain 4-1 Russia
Villa's pace, persistence and eye for goal paid off, the Valencia striker providing a stylish cutting edge to a Spanish side packed with artists and creators. He had a simple tap-in for the opener – Fernando Torres having done the hard work – but completed his treble in some style with a pacy, bustling run and precision finish.

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