Haaland, a historic feat à la Messi!

Erling Haaland’s record season continues, he scored a quintuple in Manchester City’s victory over Leipzig (7-0) on Tuesday evening in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

We were saying Erling Haaland unhappy at Manchester City despite his maddening number of goals. What we see is that the Norwegian cyborg enjoys when he smashes the opposing nets and he is now at 39 achievements in 36 matches in all competitions. A final score which promises to be a record for the 22-year-old player, who even offered himself a historic quintuplet in the Champions League on Tuesday evening!

Haaland indeed scored 5 times during the Cityzens’ victory against Leipzig, in the round of 16, for a qualification that was ultimately very easy despite the 1-1 draw in the first leg. He becomes the 3rd player to score a quintuplet in LDC, after Lionel Messi in March 2012 and Luiz Adriano in October 2014, but only “La Pulga” had hitherto scored a quintuplet in the knockout stage (it was in round of 16 against Leverkusen).

Guardiola takes him out in the 63rd minute

Launched by a contentious penalty given by the video referee and validated by Mr. Vincic (22nd), Haaland scored two other goals in the first period (24th and 45th + 2). In surface fox, he scored two other goals on the return from the locker room (53rd and 57th), before being released by Pep Guardiola in the 63rd, when he could have been the very first player to score a sextuplet.

Ilkay Gündogan (49th) and Kevin De Bruyne, with a superb strike at the very end of the match (92nd), are the other two Mancunian scorers. A reigning English champion who is still one of the big favorites for European victory before the quarter-finals. Not just because of a stratospheric Haaland. But because it’s Guardiola’s Man City, which always comes very close to the continental crown…