Erling Haaland broke Manchester City’s single-season goalscoring record with his fifth goal of the game in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
Haaland, 22, now has 39 goals in all competitions for City this season, surpassing the mark of 38 set by Tommy Johnson during the 1928-29 season.
City led RB Leipzig 6-0 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate when Pep Guardiola retired Haaland shortly after the hour mark, the Norway international scoring all five of his goals in 60 minutes.
The stellar night for Man City’s Haaland put him in elite company, as only Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano have scored five goals in a single Champions League match. Haaland is also only the third player to score 10 goals or more in a single European campaign, Messi having done so five times and Cristiano Ronaldo seven).
Perhaps most notably, Haaland still has 11 Premier League games to play, and with City also alive in the FA Cup and Champions League, the records could continue to fall.