Haaland scores 5 objectives to tie Messi’s single-game Champions League document

Erling Haaland scored 5 objectives in Manchester City’s 7-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig on Tuesday, which tied Lionel Messi’s document for probably the most objectives by a participant in a single UEFA Champions League knockout stage recreation. Messi scored 5 objectives in opposition to Bayer 04 Leverkusen within the spherical of 16 in 2012. The solely different participant to attain 5 objectives in a Champions League recreation is Luiz Adriano, who did it in opposition to BATE Borisov within the group stage in 2015.

Haaland was subbed off within the 63rd minute, denying him the chance to interrupt the document.

Haaland has scored 5 hat-tricks for Man City in all competitions this season, three greater than another participant in Europe’s huge 5 leagues, and the primary Premier League participant to attain 5 hat-tricks in a season since Harry Kane within the 2016-17 season.

Across all competitions this season, Haaland has 39 objectives, which is a brand new membership document for Man City. He’s additionally reached 30 objectives within the Champions League sooner than any participant ever (25 video games) and at a youthful age (22 years and 326 days) than anybody ever. Ruud van Nistelrooy took 34 video games to succeed in 30 objectives; Kylian Mbappé broke 30 objectives at 22 years and 352 days.

Man City will advance to the Champions League quarterfinals with the third-largest margin of victory in Champions League historical past beneath its belt. Liverpool defeated Besiktas 8-0 in 2007, and Real Madrid defeated Malmo 8-0 in 2015.

The Citizens’ opponent shall be unveiled in the course of the Champions League quarterfinal draw on Friday on the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

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