Instant Impact as Drogba nets hat-trick on first start

Ian Watson
Didier Drogba Montreal Impact MLS TEAMtalk

Didier Drogba scored a perfect hat-trick in his first MLS start to inspire Montreal Impact to a 4-3 victory over Chicago Fire.

The former Chelsea star scored the opener in the 27th minute before the Fire, who wanted Drogba before he moved to Canada, rallied to take a 3-2 lead.

Drogba levelled matters with his second goal just after the hour mark, before completing his hat-trick with a close-range header in the 66th minute.

Drogba becomes the first player to notch a hat-trick within his first two games in MLS,  with the 37-year-old having only made one substitute appearance prior to Saturday night.