Haaland breaks Man City’s all-time seasonal scoring record

Erling Braut Haaland has broken Manchester City’s all-time seasonal scoring record after netting five goals in Tuesday’s 7-0 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig.

The Norwegian summer signing from Borussia Dortmund entered the contest at the Etihad Stadium having already scored a remarkable 34 goals in 35 appearances across all competitions in his debut campaign for the Citizens.

Haaland has now increased his goal tally in all tournaments to 39 following his five-star showing against Leipzig, which included a first-half hat-trick and two more

 strikes before the hour mark.

At the age of just 22 and 236 days, Haaland has become Man City’s all-time record scorer in a single season, breaking the club’s 94-year record set by Tommy John­son back in the 1928-29 campaign, when he netted 38 goals.

Haaland has also written his name in the Champions League history books, surpassing Kylian Mbappe (22 years and 352 days) as the youngest player to score 30 goals in the competition’s history, while he also has reached the 30-goal landmark in the quickest time, doing so after just 25 games and surpassing the previous benchmark

 held by Ruud van Nistelrooy (34 matches).

In addition, Haaland has be­come just the third player to score five goals in a single Champions League game, after former Shakhtar Donetsk striker, Luiz Adriano, in October 2014 (against BATE Borisov) and former Barcelona for­ward, Lionel Messi, in March 2012 (against Bayer Leverkusen).

Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne were also on the scoresheet to help the Citizens cruise into the Champions League quarter-finals with an 8-1 aggregate triumph over their German counterparts. – Reuters

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