UEFA Champions League

Haaland and City have a great night in the Champions League as Inter defeats Porto.

Erling Haaland, who had been transparent in the first leg, emerged from his box to offer Manchester City the opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals. The Guardiola team defeated Leipzig at home. In the other game, Inter competed well and defeated FC Porto with the help of a staunch defense.

Erling Haaland, who had been transparent in the first leg, emerged from his box to offer Manchester City the opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals. The Guardiola team defeated Leipzig at home. In the other game, Inter competed well and defeated FC Porto with the help of a staunch defense.

The Skyblues have been searching for a star to shine on the European stage for a number of years. Erling Haaland may very well be that star. On March 14, the Norwegian striker, who recorded a quintuple, helped his team defeat Leipzig in the Champions League’s 1/8th final second leg (7-0). In Germany, the opening leg ended in a 1-1 tie.

City had dominated the first half of the first match while Leipzig did so in the second. In this rematch, both teams made the decision to keep an eye on one another right away. Perhaps brought on by the anxiety of losing the chance to attend the Champions League quarterfinal. Nonetheless, City started to press at home. Erling Haaland fired the opening shot. Ruben Dias launches the Norwegian, who is in front of the defenders and plants the seed. The German goalie made a foot save (11th). Leipzig attempted to make a breakthrough three minutes later. But, Ederson eventually held Raum’s cross.

Amadou Hadara’s teammates were being held more tightly. In the 19th minute, Akandji and Haaland both struck the German wall from corners. Nonetheless, Leipzig eventually capitulated, and a penalty, albeit a harsh one, was given for Henrichs’ handball. Erling Haaland did not think twice before saying the phrase (22nd). in the,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (24th). Leipzig might feel mistreated, though, because to the refereeing. The generous penalty is the first reason. Then, since the Mancunian goalkeeper Ederson committed a serious foul outside of his area but the Slovenian referee Mr. Slavko Vini failed to call it. Even worse, Haaland will score his third goal of the game from a corner (45+2). At the half, it was 3-0.

For Haaland, a record

The most significant stat for Erling Haaland is that at halftime, he has 30 goals in 25 Champions League games. He not only becomes the youngest competitor to score 30 goals (at 22 years and 236 days), but also the one who does it the quickest. sufficient to satisfy him? In no way. It was in this striker’s DNA to smash records. In the second half, he added two more goals (the 54th and 57th), giving himself a quintuple. After Luiz Adriano and Lionel Messi, the former Salzburg player is the third player to score five goals in a Champions League game. He handed up his spot in the wake, with stars in his eyes. Gundogan (49th) had also scored at the time. The seventh goal was accomplished by Kevin De Bruyne (90+2) using a fantastic right-footed strike.

5 – Erling Haaland est le 3e joueur à marquer 5 buts dans un match de Ligue des Champions après Luiz Adriano en octobre 2014 (avec le Shakhtar Donetsk contre le BATE Borisov) et Lionel Messi en mars 2012 (avec Barcelone contre le Bayer Leverkusen). Jardin. pic.twitter.com/MHSFvmhPcv

— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 14, 2023

Haaland without a goal

There was no goal in the match between Porto and Inter. It must be acknowledged that not every teammate has Erling Haaland on it. It was an observation session for the first half. Inter did not want to attack after winning the first match by a score of 1-0. They were comfortable with counter-attacks while remaining sturdy in defense. At the break, with the score still 0-0, they return to the locker room. Porto makes an effort to score in the second half. Yet André Onana consistently arrived as the final block. After two late scares—a ball stopped by Dumfries (90+5) and a Taremi header that hit the crossbar (90+6)—the Italians managed to hold the score at 0-0. For the quarterfinals, they are eligible.

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