Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba put his mini goal drought behind him after an epic performance in a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Union at Stade Saputo in Montreal.
An epic performance
The 38-year-old striker had not scored for the Montreal Impact since May 28th and many critics were questioning his form as he was returning from a three-game absence due to a thigh injury. The veteran scored the second hat-trick of his MLS career and his 8th goal in 12 matches this season. Determined to win, Drogba struck the first goal in the 19th minute. He then tapped in a rebound after Philadelphia’s goalie Andre Blake stopped a shot from Piatti in the 42nd minute. 7 minutes into the second half, Didier Drogba completed his hat-trick by winning a duel against Andre Blake. He dedicated his performance to his late aunt who passed away a few weeks ago and to a young boy called Finley who is currently battling a brain tumour.
“It’s been few tuff weeks recently and I want to dedicate my goals to my aunt who passed away and to my family. To my mum, no words will ever be enough to describe how much I love you❤️. Stay strong, I’m with you!!!!
I also dedicate these goals to Finley this little kid 14 years old fighting a brain tumor and his family. I hope you will like the little video I did for you after the game. I wanna finish this message with a prayer for the world and all these people suffering of a loss.Condolences to all the family in the world. Love and light,” Drogba said on his Instagram account.
Watch a video of Drogba’s goals below: