UCL: Haaland breaks records as Man City smashes RB Leipzig
Erling Haaland scored five goals to power Manchester City into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 7-0 win over RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium.
Haaland on Tuesday, became the youngest player to score 30 goals in the Champions League.
Haaland netted five goals as the Cityzens smashed RB Leipzig 7-0 at the Etihad.
The Norwegian’s third was his 30th in the competition, a tally he reached in just 25 matches and at 22 years and 236 days.
Kylian Mbappe previously held that record at 22 years and 352 days.
This places the pair way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who got his 30 in 48 games.
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The Norwegian has also become just the third player to score five goals in a single Champions League game, and broke City’s record for the most goals scored in a single season.
The tie had been precariously balanced after a 1-1 draw in Germany but Haaland took the game away from City’s opponents with a first-half hat-trick and added two more before the hour on an astonishing night. His tally for the season now stands at 39.
Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the other goals but the evening belonged to the 22-year-old Norwegian. He is the first man in nine years to score five in a Champions League game and it might have been more had Pep Guardiola not withdrawn him.