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Erling Haaland scores five as City hit seven to secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finals

Erling Haaland scores five as City hit seven to secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City delivered an outstanding performance in the UEFA Champions League with a 7-0 win over RB Leipzig, leading to their qualification for the quarter-finals for the sixth year in a row.

The victory was powered by an impressive performance from Erling Haaland, who scored five goals in the match. Haaland became the youngest player in the competition’s history to score 30 goals in just 25 matches. He achieved this milestone faster than any other player in the tournament’s history.

Haaland’s contribution in the game was complemented by Ilkay Gundogan’s goal and Kevin De Bruyne’s late strike. The resounding win saw City progress to the quarter-finals with an 8-1 aggregate score.

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The match was held in the electric atmosphere of the Etihad Stadium, with a dazzling light show before kick-off. The crowd was thrilled to witness the impressive display of Manchester City’s players. The hosts dominated the game from the start and kept the pressure on their opponents throughout the match.

Etihad Stadium before Manchester City vs RB Leipzig kick off

Etihad Stadium before Manchester City vs RB Leipzig kick off (Image by Man City).

Haaland’s performance was outstanding, and his goals showed his prowess as a striker. He scored his first goal from the penalty spot and doubled his tally with a header from close range. He completed his hat-trick just before half-time by prodding the ball into the net after Ruben Dias’s header was saved.

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The second half began with Manchester City continuing their attacking play, and Gundogan added to the scoreline with a brilliant left-footed finish.

Erling Haaland holding the match ball and Man of the Match trophy after a great performance against RB Leipzig

Erling Haaland holding the match ball and Man of the Match trophy after a great performance against RB Leipzig (Image by Man City).

Haaland then scored his fourth and fifth goals in quick succession, before being substituted. Kevin De Bruyne then capped off the impressive display with a long-range strike in injury time. Erling Haaland has also now scored 33 goals in 25 games in the Champions League.

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With this win, Manchester City progressed to the quarter-finals as they eagerly await the draw to find out their next opponents. The draw will take place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, 17th March at 11 am (UK time) or 1:00 pm (CAT). Overall, the game was an unforgettable night of football, leaving the crowd and players awestruck by the performance.

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Arsenal 34 24 5 5 82 26 +56 77
2 Liverpool 34 22 8 4 75 34 +41 74
3 Manchester City 32 22 7 3 76 32 +44 73
4 Aston Villa 34 20 6 8 71 50 +21 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 32 18 6 8 65 49 +16 60
6 Manchester United 33 16 5 12 51 50 +1 53
7 Newcastle United 33 15 5 13 69 54 +15 50
8 West Ham United 34 13 9 12 54 63 -9 48
9 Chelsea 32 13 8 11 61 57 +4 47
10 AFC Bournemouth 34 12 9 13 49 60 -11 45
11 Brighton & Hov… 32 11 11 10 52 50 +2 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 12 7 15 46 54 -8 43
13 Fulham 34 12 6 16 50 54 -4 42
14 Crystal Palace 34 10 9 15 44 56 -12 39
15 Brentford 34 9 8 17 52 59 -7 35
16 Everton 34 11 8 15 36 48 -12 33
17 Nottingham Forest 34 7 9 18 42 60 -18 26
18 Luton Town 34 6 7 21 47 75 -28 25
19 Burnley 34 5 8 21 37 69 -32 23
20 Sheffield United 34 3 7 24 33 92 -59 16
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