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Man City 7-0 RB Leipzig: Haaland destroys Leipzig at Etihad

Man City 7-0 Leipzig
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The Man City striker became the third player in history to score five goals in a single Champions League match.

Manchester City defeated RB Leipzig 7-0 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. An incredible attacking display from the Citizens sent them to the quarter-finals.

Another record broken by Haaland!

Man City quickly established their dominance over the possession but struggled to create chances for the first 20 minutes.

However, the Citizens finally broke the deadlock when the referee awarded them a penalty for Benjamin Henrichs’ handball inside the box.

Haaland converted the penalty to put his side ahead at Etihad. The Norway international needed only 57 seconds to complete his brace and double City’s lead.

The two-goal lead, however, only energized the Citizens to push for more goals. Haaland completed his hat-trick with a header in the second minute of the extra time.

City had already secured their qualification before the break. However, Pep Guardiola’s men started their efforts to extend their lead as soon as the second half started.

Ilkay Gundogan added his name to the scoreline with a sublime low shot in the 49th minute before Haaland made it 5-0 four minutes later.

Leipzig’s defence line collapsed under City’s accurate passing and quick attacks. Haaland completed his incredible show when he scored his fifth goal of the night in the 57th minute.

The former Borussia Dortmund star smashed home a poorly-cleared corner to become the fastest player to score 30 Champions League goals (25 games), breaking Kylian Mbappe’s record.

By scoring his fifth goal of the night, Haaland also joined Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano as the only players in history to have scored five goals in a single Champions League match.

The pace of the game dropped after the sixth goal, with City still staying in charge of the possession. Leipzig made a few attempts to not allow City to leave the game with a clean sheet.

But City managed to make the defeat even more humiliating when Kevin De Bruyne made it 7-0 in the 92nd minute. The Belgian midfielder put the icing on the cake with an incredible shot from behind the box, sending the Citizens to the quarter-finals.