Haaland crushes RB Leipzig with 5 (!) goals, De Bruyne puts the icing on the cake | UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

Key moment: After twenty minutes, the VAR whistles the goal fair. A light penalty is an easy prey for Erling Haaland, who pops into a warm-up.

Man of the Match: Switched after one hour to spare the opponent. Erling Haaland gives Leipzig nightmares with five goals in another wonder evening.

Sweet icing on the cake: Pep Guardiola stimulated Kevin De Bruyne by posting him – more than the latter was sweet – on the bench in recent weeks. The Belgian answered today with an excellent game and a delicious curl.

Erling Braut Haaland. The name that appears on the scoreboard five times and will give Leipzig nightmares for a long time to come.

A (strict) penalty as a warm-up, a rebound after De Bruyne hit the crossbar and a lucky corner kick. The chunky striker didn’t need more to record his fifth hat-trick this season.

At half-time, Leipzig secretly hoped that the final whistle had already sounded, but Haaland’s hunger was not satisfied yet. Gundogan quickly got his share before the Norwegian absorbed all the attention with two hits shortly after the break.

Five goals and a worldly hour later, Pep Guardiola thought it was enough. Would the Spanish coach not have wanted the record of his old friend Lionel Messi to be broken?

In the Haaland show, there was also a solid supporting role for Kevin De Bruyne. He conducted in the shadows and put the 7-0 final score on the board with a wonderful curl. All doubts are swept away.

The same applies to Manchester City’s chances in this Champions League – especially with this Haaland in the ranks.


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