He’s nonetheless bought it! Chelsea legend Didier Drogba haunts Arsene Wenger once again after scoring a HAT-TRICK for Marseille legends – together with Samir Nasri and Robert Pires – in opposition to ex-Arsenal boss’ UNICEF XI
- Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick for Marseille legends in a thrilling pleasant sport
- Chelsea legend Drogba additionally haunted Arsene Wenger in his administration return
- Drogba scored 15 objectives in 16 video games in opposition to Wenger’s Arsenal facet through the years
- Wenger’s UNICEF XI staff lost 7-4, with Samir Nasri additionally making an look
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba confirmed he nonetheless hasn’t lost his scoring contact after bagging a hat-trick in a charity match – on the expense of Arsene Wenger.
Former Arsenal boss Wenger was haunted by the long-lasting frontman throughout his time in the dugout, with Drogba having netted 15 objectives in simply 16 video games in opposition to his facet.
And when Wenger returned to administration to lead a UNICEF XI out in opposition to Marseille legends, it was Drogba who reminded him concerning the agony of teaching.
Didier Drogba scored a very good hat-trick for Marseille legends in a pleasant in opposition to a UNICEF XI
Despite saying his retirement three years in the past, Drogba was discovered in red-hot type in entrance of objective, and took every of his three strikes in actually ruthless trend.
Wenger’s facet moved into a 2-1 lead on the Stade Velodrome in his first sport on the touchline since 2018, earlier than Drogba stole the present together with his trio of objectives.
In the tip, largely thanks to the heroics from their striker, Marseille legends triumphed 7-4, a end result which can have made Wenger wince at full-time.
Chelsea icon Drogba proved he nonetheless lost none of his skill after stealing the present in the sport
Drogba swept house from the sting of the field for one in all his objectives and took house the match ball
Drogba discovered the online twice after which even dusted off his notorious celebration for his third objective, a lot to the delight of the supporters inside the bottom.
During his time at Chelsea, the now 43-year-old scored 164 instances for the membership in 381 video games, and took house the match ball in his current outing this week.
Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was additionally on course in the enthralling match-up.
Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Mathieu Flamini, Samir Nasri and Jens Lehmann – all Arsenal legends beneath Wenger – made appearances on Wednesday night.
Arsene Wenger returned to the dugout to lead out the UNICEF facet, with Drogba haunting him
Drogba wheeled away to carry out his signature celebration, to the delight of the spectators
Nasri, who began his career at Marseille in 2004, introduced he would dangle up his boots simply two weeks in the past, on the age of 34.
Ahead of the sport, Wenger additionally issued some transient directions to his gamers in his first pre-match staff speak in a number of years.
‘Football may be very easy,’ he mentioned. ‘You management the ball, you make a good resolution and after you execute properly what you might have determined to do.’
In his first function exterior of administration, Wenger is now FIFA’s head of world soccer improvement – and has been maligned for his biennial World Cup proposals.
Samir Nasri additionally featured in the pleasant sport two weeks on after saying his retirement