Erling Haaland rewrote the record books by scoring an incredible five times as Manchester City swept RB Leipzig aside 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 forward Luiz Adriano as the only players to do it.
The 22-year-old is now on 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 precise low shot into the bottom corner would have merited praise. On this historic night, which matched City’s 7-0 triumph over Schalke in 2019, it was nothing more than a footnote.
On this evidence, no-one, not even Real Madrid, will want to be paired with Pep Guardiola’s side in Friday’s last-eight draw.
Legendary former club captain Vincent Kompany can only hope his old club have got this calibre of performance out of their system when he brings his Burnley side to Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup on Saturday.
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Squad number21Player nameBlaswich
Squad number39Player nameHenrichs
Squad number4Player nameOrbán
Squad number32Player nameGvardiol
Squad number22Player nameRaum
Squad number8Player nameHaidara
Squad number44Player nameKampl
Squad number27Player nameLaimer
Squad number10Player nameForsberg
Squad number17Player nameSzoboszlai
Squad number11Player nameWerner
Squad number2Player nameSimakan
Squad number7Player nameOlmo
Squad number9Player namePoulsen
Squad number16Player nameKlostermann
Squad number19Player nameAndré Silva
- 3Rúben Dias
- 25AkanjiBooked at 77mins
- 16RodriSubstituted forPhillipsat 63′minutes
- 8GündoganSubstituted forMahrezat 55′minutes
- 17De BruyneBooked at 67mins
- 5StonesSubstituted forGómezat 64′minutes
- 10GrealishSubstituted forFodenat 55′minutes
- 20Bernardo Silva
- 9HaalandSubstituted forÁlvarezat 63′minutes
- 39HenrichsBooked at 21minsSubstituted forKlostermannat 80′minutes
- 8HaidaraSubstituted forSimakanat 63′minutes
- 10ForsbergSubstituted forAndré Silvaat 63′minutes
- 17SzoboszlaiSubstituted forOlmoat 72′minutes
- 11WernerBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPoulsenat 63′minutes
- 19André Silva
- Slavko Vincic
Match ends, Manchester City 7, RB Leipzig 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester City 7, RB Leipzig 0.
Goal! Manchester City 7, RB Leipzig 0. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury David Raum (RB Leipzig).
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by David Raum.
Attempt saved. Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Willi Orbán.
Attempt blocked. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, RB Leipzig. Lukas Klostermann replaces Benjamin Henrichs.
Attempt missed. André Silva (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willi Orbán with a headed pass.
Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Manuel Akanji (Manchester City).
Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Sergio Gómez (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig).
Foul by Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).
Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, RB Leipzig. Dani Olmo replaces Dominik Szoboszlai.
Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).