Bundesliga side – RB Leipzig needed the final whistle to snap them out of their misery at the Etihad stadium, after Manchester City cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-0 home win, triumphing 8-1 on aggregate.
Erling Haaland, who finished the match with five goals, will undoubtedly remember this game for a very long time.
The first goal of the night was a controversial penalty awarded to City, but then there was no doubt about the other goals, which included two close-range rebounds and two stunning volleys from corner kicks.
With a low drive, Gundogan also found the back of the net to get his name on the scoreboard before De Bruyne followed suit with a signature long shot at the end of the match.
It was indeed a massive success for Pep Guardiola’s team, who were in seventh heaven after the final whistle.
However, we’ve pointed out five major talking points from Etihad after an impressive Manchester City thrashed their visitors, RB Leipzig.
– Manchester City have now equaled their largest-ever win, which they achieved with a 7-0 rout over FC Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League in March 2019.
– Erling Haaland is the first player to achieve the 30-goal mark in the UEFA Champions League in as few games (25), and he is also the youngest player to do so in the competition’s history (22y 236d).
– In all competitions this season, Erling Haaland has five hat-tricks for Man City, three more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.
– The 22-year-old striker is the first Premier League player since Harry Kane in 2016–17 to record five hat tricks in a single season.
– The Norwegian forward joins Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano as the third player to score five goals in a single UEFA Champions League match.
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