Erling Haaland inspired Manchester City to an incredible Champions League win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, as the striker scored five in a 7-0 victory.
The score had been tied at 1-1 after the first leg of the last-16 double header, but City were at their very best at the Etihad in the reverse fixture, as they pressed relentlessly, moved the ball quickly when in possession, and served their no.9 with plenty of scoring chances.
The Norwegian’s five-goal haul equalled a Champions League record and only twice before has this been achieved in a single game, with Luiz Adriano and Lionel Messi previously scoring five. Haaland also became the youngest player to reach 30 goals in the competition, while he set a new record of 39 for the highest number of goals from a City player in a single season.
But he wasn’t the only man on the scoresheet - Ilkay Gundogan netted a superb strike just after half-time, while Kevin De Bruyne added perhaps the best goal of the night on Tuesday when he curled an effort into the back of the net from the edge of the box during injury-time.
The 7-0 win means City join Benfica, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Inter Milan in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Real Madrid and Napoli expected to join them on Wednesday after recording strong leads from the first legs.
Our reporter at the Etihad, Michael Plant, filmed the post-match celebrations, which you can watch in the video at the top of the page. Look out for Haaland returning onto the pitch to collect his match ball, while a chorus of Blue Moon rings around the ground.