Manchester: Erling Haaland scored a record five goals in a Champions League game on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT) to put Manchester City on course for the quarter-finals.
The Norway international was the fastest player to score 30 goals in the competition as he beat the English champions 2-0 against RB Leipzig in the round of 16 second leg at the Etihad Stadium.
He is also the youngest player to reach that milestone at 22 years and 236 days, surpassing Kylian Mbappe who was 22 years and 352 days when he scored his 30th Champions League goal.
But Haaland, who gave City the lead from the penalty spot after 22 minutes, was not done with his brace. He completed his hat-trick just before half-time to give Pep Guardiola’s side a 3-0 lead at the break.
With his father, former City player Alfie, cheering in the crowd, Haaland scored his fourth in 54th and his fifth in 57th.
Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano are the only other players to have scored five goals in a Champions League game.
Haaland was substituted after 63 minutes, City led 6-0 in the evening and 7-1 overall. Kevin De Bruyne added an eighth in stoppage time to end the loss.
In Tuesday’s other game, Inter Milan joined City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Benfica in the last eight after a goalless draw with Porto.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/haaland-s-five-goals-in-less-than-an-hour-fire-city-into-champions-league-last-eight-20230315-p5cs7r.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Erling Haaland scores five goals for Manchester City against Leipzig; Inter Milan advance to the quarterfinals