Erling Haaland Shines in Man City Victory
Manchester City forward Erling Haaland carried the team on his back as he scored an incredible five goals in their 7-0 victory over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, 14 March.
The 22-year-old Norwegian forward has scored 39 goals in 36 games, officially breaking Man City’s 94-year record for most goals scored in a season – which was previously held by Tommy Johnson, who scored 38 goals in 39 games.
The two teams faced off at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, to determine which side would ultimately qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Haaland claimed the first goal of the match at the 22nd-minute-mark, with a penalty kick. Just two minutes later, he put the Citizens two up without reply.
The third goal was scored two minutes into half-time by Haaland, who gave a nod of credit to his team-mate, defender Rúben Dias. City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan proved his worth at the 49th minute by scoring the next goal, with an assist from his team-mate, Jack Grealish.
Four minutes later, wonderkid Haaland scored the fifth goal of the match, much to the despair of his opponents, before quickly following it up with the sixth goal in the 57th minute.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne put the final nail into the RB Leipzig coffin two minutes into overtime by scoring the seventh and final goal for Man City.
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