Erling Haaland scored five times to help Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 7-0 in the second leg round-of-16 clash at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
The scoreline meant that Pep Guardiola’s men who went into the tie with 0-1 deficit from the first leg, won the tie 8-1 on aggregate.
Ilkay Gundohan and Kevin de Bruyne were the other scorers as Man City underlined their UCL favourites tag with a resounding victory.
Haaland opened the floodgates when he converted a penalty before adding a header off a rebound and another fortuitous goal on the stroke of halftime to complete his hattrick.
Gundogan fired a shot into the bottom corner before Haaland scored from rebounds in quick succession to complete his quintuple of goals.
Another well struck shot from distance by De Bruyne completed the rout as Man City equalled their UCL win record in a match.
Haaland’s five goals makes him the third player since Luiz Adriano in 2004 and Lionel Mesi in 2012 to score five goals in a UCL match.
The Norwegian also became the fastest and youngest player to reach 30 goals in the competition.
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