Striking sensation Haaland hits five
March 15, 2023 - Erling Haaland is only the third man to score five goals in a single UEFA Champions League match as Manchester City reached the quarter-finals with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Leipzig.
Haaland’s five-goal haul equalled the record for the most goals in a single UEFA Champions League match, levelling Lionel Messi for Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012, and Luiz Adriano for Shakhtar Donetsk against BATE Borisov in 2014. The Norwegian, age 22, is the youngest and fastest player to hit 30 goals in Europe’s primary club competition.
The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League is the 31st season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.
Real Madrid are defending champions having defeated Liverpool in the 2022 final. Victory for the La Liga heavyweights extended their record as the most successful club in European Cup history, with 14 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).
The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.