Man City poured a rain of goals against RB Leipzig in the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League 2022/23, the home team won 7-0. Striker Erling Haaland alone brought him 5 goals.
The player born in 2000 has now risen to the top of the list of goalscorers in C1 this season with 10 goals, he has 33 goals in the Champions League playing field after only 25 appearances. Pep Guardiola decided to withdraw the Norwegian player in the 63rd minute, if the full 90 minutes are played, the striker is likely to have more goals.
Speaking after the game, Haaland admitted he did not feel uncomfortable being substituted by coach Pep Guardiola. He said: “When Pep Guardiola made a substitution, I told him that I would love to score a double hat-trick. I love this tournament. 5 goals to win 7-0 to zero is unbelievable. Admittedly, I don’t remember how many goals I scored.”
Haaland also revealed why Man City beat the opponent by a margin, he said: “The key lies in the speed on the ball and the ability to create pressure. We hit the ball as fast as we could, we put great pressure on. They didn’t have a lot of space and time to tackle the ball and we had chances.”
Haaland became the third player to score five goals in a Champions League match after Lionel Messi against Barca (2012) and Luiz Adriano against Shakhtar Donetsk (2014). After the game, coach Pep Guardiola also praised the 22-year-old player.