Haaland nets five goals as Man City maul Leipzig to reach Champions League quarterfinals

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Erling Haaland was the star of the night as Manchester City pummeled German outfit, RB Leipzig 7-0 (8-1 on aggregate) in the second leg of their round of 16 tie in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Norwegian scored a whopping five goals to help Cityzens secure a place in the last 8 of the European elite competition.

Haaland in the process joined Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano as only the players to score five times in a single Champions League match.

The 22-yeard-old bagged a first-half hattrick (22′ (P), 24′, 45+2′), before scoring two more in the second half (53′, 57′).

With 39 goals in all competitions this term, Haaland has broken Tommy Johnson’s 94-year-old single-season record for Man City.

İlkay Gündoğan and Kevin De Bruyne were also on the scoresheet for the reigning English champions.

Meanwhile, the other Tuesday’s Champions League game between FC Porto and Inter Milan ended in a stalemate with the Italians qualifying for the quarterfinals on 0-1 aggregate.