Erling Haaland broke Manchester City’s single-season scoring record with his fifth goal of the game in their Champions League round-of-16 second leg against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
Haaland, 22, now has 39 goals in all competitions for City this season, surpassing the mark of 38 set by Tommy Johnson during the 1928-29 season.
City were leading RB Leipzig 6-0 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate when Pep Guardiola withdrew Haaland just after the hour mark, with the Norway international netting all five of his goal inside of 60 minutes.
The hosts went on to win the match 7-0, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring twice as Man City advanced to the quarterfinals on the back of an 8-1 aggregate win.
The stellar night for Haaland put him in elite company, as only Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano have scored five goals in a single Champions League match. Haaland is also just the third player to score 10 goals or more in a single European campaign, with Messi having done it five times and Cristiano Ronaldo seven.
Perhaps more remarkable is that Haaland still has 11 Premier League games left to play, and with City also alive in the FA Cup and the Champions League the records could continue to fall.
Twenty-eight of Haaland’s goals have come in England’s top flight, where he has an excellent chance to overtake joint single-season scoring leaders Alan Shearer and Andy Cole at 34 apiece.
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