Haaland hits five to equal Champions League record

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Erling Haaland equaled a record five goals in a Champions League match as Manchester City put RB Leipzig the sword on Tuesday.

The Norwegian scored his fifth City hat-trick just before half-time put the English champions on course for the quarter-finals.

Two more violent finishes from close range at the start of the second half saw him set a new club record on 39 in his first season at City.

Only Lionel Messi, when playing for Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012, and Luiz Adriano, in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 7–0 thrashing of BATE Borisov in 2014, have scored five in an earlier Champions League game.

However, Haaland was denied the opportunity set a new record as he was replaced by Julián Álvarez 25 from time.


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