Erling Haaland became the third player to ever score five goals in a Champions League match on Tuesday, joining Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano.
So much history. Haaland became the quickest player to ever score 30 Champions League goals, broke Manchester City’s single-season scoring record for all competitions and joined elite company in netting five times in a Champions League match. He reached five goals in 57 minutes – faster than Messi (84) and Adriano (82).
It’s difficult for Haaland to impress fans, such is the high standard he’s created, but his efforts on Tuesday were remarkable even for him.
Even though Manchester City trail Arsenal in the Premier League title race, Haaland has met expectations in his first season under Pep Guardiola. He’s a special goalscoring weapon Guardiola hasn’t had the past couple of seasons.
The FA Cup is next on his agenda. Manchester City host Burnley in the quarter-finals on Saturday.