European history… ‘5 Goal Explosion’ Holland, alongside Messi’s record
- on Mar 15, 2023
Rewrote the history of European football.
Manchester City defeated Leipzig RB 7-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL먹튀검증) held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 15th (Korean time). With a total of 8-1 in the first and second games, Man City succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive year.
The monster striker dominated the match. Elling Haaland (22) scored 5 goals and led Man City to victory. He scored a hat-trick only in the first half and decided the game early.
In the 22nd minute of the first half, Haaland completed the warm-up with a penalty kick. About a minute later, he reported his second goal with excellent positioning. In extra time in the first half, he completed a hat trick by finishing the second ball in a corner kick situation. Ilkay Gundoan (32) scored an extra goal and led 4-0.
Two goals were added in the second half. Haaland scored the fourth goal with a left-footed shot in the 7th minute of the second half. He scored his fifth goal in the 11th minute. With the game already on the decline, manager Pep Guardiola replaced Haaland with Julian Alvarez (23) in the 17th minute of the second half. Man City fans gave a standing ovation to Haaland’s fantastic performance.
It’s a waiting list. Haaland became the youngest player to score five goals in one Champions League match. Lionel Messi (35, Paris Saint-Germain) and Luis Adriano (35, Internacional) were the only players who scored five goals in one Champions League game.
Even the game of the top scorer race has changed. Haaland took the lead with 10 goals in the Champions League this season, overtaking Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 8 goals) in second place. Liverpool were eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Third place is followed by Gonzalo Hamus (7 goals), Rafa Silva (6 goals, more than Benfica), and Vinicius Junior (6 goals, Vinicius Junior).
Dominant in the Premier League. Haaland is the sole top scorer with 28 goals, surpassing Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, 20 goals). He is currently recording his 39th goal of the season. He scored five hat-tricks this season.