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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.

Read more about NYCFC's big win on NYCFC.com.