Erling Haaland equalled a Champions League record with a five-goal haul to ease Manchester City into the quarter-finals at RB Leipzig's expense with a 7-0 win on Tuesday (Mar 14). Haaland also set a new club record for goals in a season of 39 in the process as Pep Guardiola's men reached the last eight for the sixth consecutive season with an 8-1 aggregate victory.
Erling Haaland rewrote the record books by scoring an incredible five times as Manchester City swept RB Leipzig aside to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Haaland becomes the fastest and youngest player to reach 30 goals in Europe's elite club competition. He is also the youngest player to score five times in a single Champions League game, joining Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil forward Luiz Adriano as the only players to do so.
The 22-year-old is now on 39 goals for the season in all competitions, the first City player to reach that figure in a single campaign. His five hat-tricks are three more than any other player in the big five leagues.
On any normal day, Ilkay Gundogan's precise low shot into the bottom corner would have merited praise. On this historic night, which matched City's 7-0 triumph over Schalke in 2019, it was nothing more than a footnote.
On this evidence, no-one, not even Real Madrid, will want to be paired with Pep Guardiola's side in Friday's last-eight draw.
Legendary former club captain Vincent Kompany can only hope his old club have got this calibre of performance out of their system when he brings his Burnley side to Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup on Saturday.
How many goals has Haaland scored for Man City?
Haaland has cored 39 goals for Manchester City in all competitions this season. Only two players have scored five goals at the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League – Lionel Messi against Bayer Leverkusen and Erling Haaland against RB Leipzig.
With five goals against Leizig, he broke the record for Tommy Johnson for most goals in a season. Tommy had 38 goals in the 1928-29 season.
What records does Erling Haaland have?
The record of being quickest to 30 Champions League goal was previously held by Nistelrooy, who had achieved the feat in 34 games. The youngest to that many goal, on the other hand, was held by Lionel Messi, who was 23 years and 131 days old when he had 30 goals to his name in the competition.
He’s the first Premier League player to score five hat-tricks in a season since Harry Kane in 2016-17.
Haaland has now scored more Champions League hat-tricks (2) than Thierry Henry, Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. Erling Haaland has now scored more Champions League goals (30) as Rooney, Antoine Griezmann, Samuel Eto’o and Kaká.