ABU DHABI, 14th March, 2023 (WAM) — City hit seven and Erling Haaland scored five of them to ensure a 7-0 win over RB Leipzig on an unforgettable night of Champions League football. The victory, on an electric Etihad Stadium evening, helped the Cityzens quality for the quarter-finals of the illustrious competition for a sixth consecutive season. Haaland became the third player to score five goals in a single Champions League game after Luiz Adriano in October 2014 (Shakhtar Donetsk v BATE Borisov) and Lionel Messi in March 2012 (Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen). He has also now scored 33 goals in 25 games in the Champions League, reaching the 30-goal milestone in fewer matches than any other player in the competition’s history and becoming the youngest player to reach 30 goals in Champions League history at 22 years and 236 days.
Source: Emirates News Agency