Author of a quintuplet with Manchester City, this Tuesday against Leipzig in the Champions League, Erling Haaland is the third player to accomplish this performance in the competition after Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano. He allowed his team to win 7-0 and thus qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition.
Manchester City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored five goals in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Leipzig on Tuesday, a feat only achieved by two other players before him in the premier club competition.
With this quintuplet, the 22-year-old center forward enters the modern history books of this competition in its current format. He follows in the footsteps of the Argentinian Lionel Messi and the Brazilian Luiz Adriano, authors of a similar feat respectively with Barcelona in 2012 against Bayer Leverkusen and with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2014 against BATE Borisov.
Record goals in a season at City
Before the break, Haaland scored a hat-trick, three goals in a row, scoring from the penalty spot (22nd), with a header (24th) then pushing back a ball flirting with the goal line (45th + 2). After the 4-0 signed Ilkay Gündogan (49th), the blond giant scored his fourth (53rd) then fifth (57th) goals of the evening, before giving way shortly after the hour mark to Julian Alvarez, under a huge ovation from the Etihad Stadium. The striker who arrived this summer from Dortmund has already scored 39 goals for Manchester City, a record for the English club in a season.