Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland, on Tuesday broke the club’s single-season scoring record with his fifth goal of the game as they thrashed RB Leipzig 7-0 in their Champions League round-of-16 second leg.
The 22-year-old 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.
The Norway international became the fastest player to reach 30 goals in the competition — he ended the night on 33 from 25 UCL goals — when putting the English champions 2-0 up in the first half.
“I’m blurry in my head. I remember shooting but not thinking,” Haaland said. “It’s a big night. Firstly, I’m proud to play in this competition, I love it. Five goals. To win 7-0 is amazing.
“My super strength is scoring goals. Should I be honest? A lot of goals today, I didn’t think. I was just trying to get it into the back of the net. A lot of it is being quick in the mind and trying to put it where the goalkeeper is not.”
At 22 years, 236 days old, Haaland is also the youngest player to reach that 30-goal landmark, surpassing Kylian Mbappe, who was 22 years, 352 days when he scored his 30th Champions League goal.