The 22 -year -old Norwegian striker joins Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano in the record book with five goals scored in a Champions League match. It allowed the Citizens to atomize Leipzig (7-0), while the insteads, winners on the outward journey, eliminated FC Porto without glitter (0-0).
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The “Haalandmania” continues at Manchester City. The Norwegian striker scored five goals on Tuesday, March 14, in the round of 16 return from the Champions League, allowing the Citizens to crush the Germans of Leipzig (7-0), after the 1-1 of the first leg.
With this quintuplet, the 22-year-old center forward enters the modern competition books of the competition. He joined the Argentinian Lionel Messi and the Brazilian Luiz Adriano, authors of a similar feat respectively with Barcelona in 2012 against Bayer Leverkusen and with the Chakhtar Donetsk in 2014 against Bate Borisov.
Before the break, Haaland had achieved a blow from the hat, three goals in a row. The former Dortmund player first transformed a generous penalty to open the scoring (1-0, 22 e ). On the restoration, he rushed to the pressing, causing the recovery of the ball. He then asked him back to put back to Kevin de Bruyne and follow the Belgian strike well who made the bar tremble, to push her from the head in the empty goal (2-0, 24
It was already the thirtieth goal of the Norwegian in the Champions League for his 25 e match in the competition. At 22 and 236 days old, that makes him the earliest player to reach this bar in these two categories.
But the show was far from over. Sign that everything turned in his sense in this match, just before the break, he took advantage of a Rodri’s head having hit the bar and rolled on the line to offer the hat-trick (3-0, 45+2) . The break did not blunt his appetite for goals and when he returned from the locker room, he added two achievements to his counter by taking up badly pushed balloons by the defense or the opposing goalkeeper (5-0, 53 e and 6-0, 57
released in the 63rd minute
Meanwhile, Ilkay Gündogan had succeeded, of a beautiful crossing, to aggravate the scoring against Germans who were no longer there (4-0, 49
But it is obviously the quintuplet of the Norwegian that everyone will remember. There were almost half a second of disappointments from Etihad spectators when his trainer, Pep Guardiola, decided to take him out, at the 63
“If he gets there at 22 years old, his life will be boring, has mischievously judged the Catalan coach of Manchester City. Now he still has the opportunity to do it. I made the change because the match was finished. “
“I told Pep, leaving, that I would have liked to register a double hat-trick [one in the first period and one in second], but hey, what do you want?” Reacted the player of the Evening after his extraordinary performance.