Haaland scores 5 goals, breaks Champions League records as Man City thump Leipzig 7-0

Erling Haaland scored five goals to send Manchester City through to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, with a 7-0 victory (8-1 on aggregate) over RB Leipzig, at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Haaland put the game and the tie to bed with his first-half hat trick, making it 4-1 on aggregate to Pep Guardiola’s side, before adding his fourth and fifth before he was substituted in the 63rd minute. The list of players to score five goals in a single Champions League game is short: Lionel Messi (2012, vs Bayer Leverkusen) and Luiz Adriano (2014, vs BATE Borisov).

With his fifth goal, Haaland also broke Manchester City’s single-season goals record (all competitions), which previously belonged to Tommy Johnson (38 goals). The way Haaland is going, he will likely be the only player to challenge his own mark — now 39, with 28 in the Premier League, 10 in the Champions League and one in the League Cup — for many, many years to come. Man City could play as many as 20 more games this season, if they reach the final of all three remaining competitions.

IIkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne scored Manchester City’s other goals on the night.

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