Erling Haaland breaks two Champions League record after scoring 5 goals in 7-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig

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Erling Haaland scored five goals as Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 7-0 on Tuesday night and 8-1 on aggregate to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Haaland made history once again, breaking Kylian Mbappe’s record to become the youngest player (22yr 236days) to score 30 goals in the history of the Champions League.

Haaland has scored 30 goals in 25 games in the UEFA Champions League, reaching this milestone in fewer matches than any other player.

Haaland has scored five hat-tricks for Manchester City in all competitions this season, three more than any other player in Europe’s big five leagues. He’s the first Premier League player to score five hat-tricks in a season since Harry Kane in 2016-17.

Haaland is the third player to score five goals in a single UEFA Champions League game after Luiz Adriano in October 2014 (Shakhtar Donetsk vs BATE Borisov) and Lionel Messi in March 2012 (Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen).