Saturday, April 1, 2023

Goat: Erling Haaland scored 5 goals in the Champions League and entered the history books

11:16 AM

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who scored a goal on Tuesday in Manchester City’s 7-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 second leg, became the third player to score five goals in the Champions League match.

The first to reach it was the Argentine Lionel Messi in 7-1 against Barcelona Bayer Leverkusen on March 7, 2012 in the second leg of the round 16 and minutes 25, 42, 49, 58 and 84′.

Then, on October 21, 2014, Brazilian Luiz Adriano scored two of those from penalties in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 7-0 win over BATE Borisov in the group stage.

In just 57 minutes, the attacker has already added five goals. According to the Spanish statistician Alexis Magister Chip, he became the third footballer to score many goals in the Champions League and the first to reach it. 33 goals in just 25 games in the highest European club competition. Imagine that it took Lionel Messi 52 games to reach the goal.

In addition, he scored the fastest double in the competition, in just 78 seconds. Robert Lewandowsky’s record was celebrated with 81 seconds against Salzburg in 2022Curiously, Pep Guardiola’s vehicle was the same one that now leads City.

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, spoke about the display of Erling Haaland and said that he scored five goals in almost sixty minutes and “who knows” what would have happened if he had played the whole game.

It was a great game from the first to the last minute. I liked everything. We played very well with the ball, without it. We have a lot of goals. It was fantastic,” said the Spanish coach on BT Sport, when asked afterwards about Haaland’s decision to withdraw half an hour from the end.

It lasted about sixty five minutes. Maybe if 90… who knows… Guardiola denied that the lack of a centre-back in previous seasons has weighed on him and said that if he has not already won this competition it is because they gave away a lot of goals.

“The reason is that we gave up a lot of goals. Here he scored four goals against Real Madrid, four against Tottenhamthe five Monoeci ex. The reason is that we conceded a lot of goals. We are always marked,” Guardiola said.

Haaland’s remarks after an outstanding performance…

The citizens are already settled in their rooms waiting to see who will be their rival in this series.

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