Heber scores hat trick in NYCFC's 5-3 win over AD San Carlos in Champions League

New York City FC's Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League debut was a wild one, with eight goals traded across a dramatic evening in Alajuela. 

Héber scored the fourth hat-trick in NYCFC history, and his first for the club, as Ronny Deila got off to a winning start as head coach with a 5-3 victory, thanks to further goals from Alexander Callens and Alexandru Mitriță.

It was a night of firsts for NYCFC in Costa Rica, as Deila led the Boys in Blue into their first match on the continental stage.

The Norwegian named a familiar XI comprised of returning players from the team's Eastern Conference topping 2019, including James Sands, the first homegrown player in club history, who started at the base of midfield.

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