Manchester City and Erling Haaland crush Leipzig

Manchester City and Erling Haaland crush Leipzig

A gala Erling Haaland against Leipzig. MOLLY DARLINGTON/REUTERS

With a festival from Erling Haaland, Manchester City dominated RB Leipzig (7-0, 8-1 agg.), this Tuesday evening at the Etihad Stadium, in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Manchester City hosted RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening at the Etihad Stadium in the knockout stages of the Champions League. While the two teams were left with a draw in the first leg in Germany (1-1), everything remained to be done for a qualifying ticket in the quarter-finals of the competition. Thanks to a hat-trick from Erling Haaland in the first half, the Cityzens definitively eliminated Leipzig (7-0) from the competition.

In the first half, even though Marco Rose’s players showed good intentions with high pressing, the match changed in the 20th minute when the Slovenian match referee, Mr. Slavko Vincic, granted, with the help of VAR, a generous penalty for a hand from Benjamin Henrichs on the head of Rodri, which Erling Haaland transforms without shaking (22nd). The Norwegian then offered himself a double in 78 seconds, heading in the long shot from Kevin De Bruyne which had crashed into the crossbar of Janis Blaswich (23rd). And just before the break, the Cyborg was still prowling on the Leipzig goalkeeper’s line, after Rúben Dias’ header from a corner ended on the post (45th + 2).

In the second act, Manchester City continued its festival to afford a historic evening. Upon returning from the locker room, İlkay Gündoğan scored the fourth goal for Cityzens with a low shot (49th). The evening was then dressed in a gala costume for the simple reason that Haaland scored a fourth (54th) then a fifth goal (57th) each time taking over a dead ball badly pushed back by the goalkeeper Blaswich . It is quite simply the third quintuplet in the history of the competition after Luiz Adriano in 2014 and Lionel Messi in 2012. Finally, Kevin De Bruyne went from his goal by triggering an overpowered shot curled into the top corner (90th + 2 ) to conclude this offensive masterpiece.

With this result, Manchester City qualifies for the quarter-finals of the Champions League with style and an aggregate score of (8-1). Just waiting for the draw to know his next opponent. As for Leipzig, the great adventure ends in eighth.

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