ERLING HAALAND broke several Champions League records after putting five past RB Leipzig.

The striker has been in scintillating form this season and increased his tally to 39 goals in 36 games in all competitions against the German side.

Erling Haaland smashed several records by scoring five against RB Leipzig


Erling Haaland smashed several records by scoring five against RB LeipzigCredit: Getty

He has an astonishing nine goals in the Champions League and became the fastest player to score 30 goals in the competition.

Haaland smashed Ruud van Nistelrooy’s existing record of 34 games by achieving the scoring feat in just 25 matches.

By comparison, Wayne Rooney managed 30 goals in 85 games, while Champions League icons Samuel Eto’o and Kaka took 55 matches to reach that tally.

He is also the youngest player in Champions League history to hit the 30-goal milestone, beating Kylian Mbappe by 116 days.

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While Lionel Messi is the only other player to score five goals in a Champions League knock-out game.

Haaland was prolific for RB Salzburg in Europe and while at Borussia Dortmund he became the fastest player to score 20 Champions League goals.

The striker has now scored five hat-tricks this season – the first Prem player to do so since Harry Kane in 2016-17.

That has helped him break a Manchester City record – his 39 goals are the most scored by a City player in a single campaign, overtaking Tommy Johnson’s record of 38 from 1928-29.

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Incredibly, the Norwegian has now scored 1.9 per cent of all City’s Prem and Champions League goals.

Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne also got on the scoresheet as the Citizens ran out 7-0 winners, but fans on social media could not stop talking about Haaland.

One fan wrote: “Haaland is literally a glitch in the matrix. Unreal ????”

Another added: “Haaland is insane. Stop him, he is violating football standards.”

A third said: “The Haalinator!!”

Haaland said after the game: “It’s a big night. First of all I’m really proud to play Champions League and I love this competition. Five goals to win 7-0 at home, I’m so happy. I’m a bit blurry so I don’t remember the goals. I was just shooting, not thinking.

“I’m so tired after the celebrations. We worked on the pressing. In every game we have to put them under pressure and run because we are so good with Kevin running forward when we can get the ball. It was part of the plan and we should do this more.

“My super strength? After scoring five goals I have to say scoring goals. A lot of goals I didn’t think, I was just doing. A lot of it is just being quick in the mind and putting it where the keeper is not. A little bit is quality but a lot is in the head.”


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