Erling Haaland made history by scoring an astonishing five goals as Manchester City comfortably defeated RB Leipzig to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League
Erling Haaland has achieved the impressive feat of becoming the fastest and youngest player to reach 30 goals in Europe's top club competition. Furthermore, he has become the youngest player ever to score five times in a single Champions League match, an accomplishment shared only by the likes of Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano.
The 22-year-old striker's goal-scoring form this season is nothing short of outstanding, having now netted 39 times in all competitions for Manchester City. He has also recorded five hat-tricks, which is three more than any other player in the big five European leagues.
Ilkay Gundogan's goal during the match, a precise low shot into the bottom corner, would normally have garnered praise, but it was overshadowed by Haaland's historic performance. The match was reminiscent of City's 7-0 victory over Schalke in 2019.
After this dominant display, even a team like Real Madrid would not want to be drawn against Pep Guardiola's side in the quarter-final draw on Friday. Vincent Kompany, a legendary former captain of Manchester City, will hope that his Burnley team do not face the same level of performance when they visit the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup on Saturday.