Manchester City 7-0 RB Leipzig (8-1 agg): Erling Haaland scores five goals as City head to quarter-finals

Erling Haaland is 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)

Erling Haaland rewrote the record books by scoring an incredible five times as Manchester City swept past RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Haaland becomes the fastest and youngest player to reach 30 goals in Europe’s elite club competition.

He is also the youngest player to score five times in a single Champions League game, joining Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil striker Luiz Adriano as the only players to do so.

The 22-year-old now has 39 goals for the season in all competitions, the first City player to reach that figure in a single campaign. His five hat-tricks are three more than any other player in the big five leagues.

On any normal day, Ilkay Gundogan’s accurate low shot into the bottom corner would have earned praise. On that historic night, which was City’s 7-0 triumph over Schalke in 2019, that was nothing more than a footnote.

Based on this, no one, not even Real Madrid, will want to be paired with Pep Guardiola’s side in Friday’s round of 16 tie.

Legendary former club captain Vincent Kompany can only hope his former club have gotten that caliber of performance from their system when they take his Burnley side to the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Haaland haunts former boss Rose

Leipzig coach Marco Rose was Haaland’s boss at Dortmund last season. No wonder he reacted in disbelief on the eve of the game when it was pointed out to him that some thought City were a lesser team with the Norwegian.

“It could become really, really, really good for him with Pep and Man City,” Rose replied.

He wished his words hadn’t turned out to be so insightful, so soon.

Leipzig were warned early on of the difficulties ahead when Nathan Ake dropped a long pass over their defense and within the space of half a dozen strides Haaland had sprinted out of their defense and had dark on goal.

Goalkeeper Janis Blaswich managed to prevent Haaland from opening the scoring – but it was his last success of the evening in this personal duel.

More soon.

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RB Leipzig

  1. squad number21player nameBlaswich

  2. squad number39player namehenrichs

  3. squad number4player nameOrban

  4. squad number32player nameGvardiol

  5. squad number22player nameRaum

  6. squad number8player nameHaidara

  7. squad number44player nameKampl

  8. squad number27player namelove it

  9. squad numbertenplayer nameForsberg

  10. squad number17player nameSzoboszlai

  11. squad number11player nameWerner

  1. squad number2player nameSimakan

  2. squad number7player nameOlmo

  3. squad number9player namePoulsen

  4. squad number16player nameKlosterman

  5. squad number19player nameAndre Silva


City of Man

Training 3-2-4-1

  • 31Ederson
  • 6Ake
  • 3Ruben Dias
  • 25AkanjiBooked at 77 mins
  • 16RodriReplaced byPhillipsTo 63′minutes
  • 8GundoganReplaced byMahrezTo 55′minutes
  • 17De BruyneBooked at 67 mins
  • 5RocksReplaced byGomezTo 64′minutes
  • tenGrealishReplaced byFodenTo 55′minutes
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 9HaalandReplaced byAlvarezTo 63′minutes


  • 2Walker
  • 4Phillips
  • 14The door
  • 18Ortega
  • 19Alvarez
  • 21Gomez
  • 26Mahrez
  • 32Perron
  • 33carson
  • 47Foden
  • 80Palm
  • 82lewis

RB Leipzig

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 21Blaswich
  • 39henrichsBooked at 21 minsReplaced byKlostermanTo 80′minutes
  • 4Orban
  • 32Gvardiol
  • 22Raum
  • 8HaidaraReplaced bySimakanTo 63′minutes
  • 44Kampl
  • 27love it
  • tenForsbergReplaced byAndre SilvaTo 63′minutes
  • 17SzoboszlaiReplaced byOlmoTo 72′minutes
  • 11WernerBooked at 34 minsReplaced byPoulsenTo 63′minutes


  • 2Simakan
  • 7Olmo
  • 9Poulsen
  • 13Nyland
  • 16Klosterman
  • 19Andre Silva
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 25Ba
  • 34Nickish

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