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Manchester City hope of winning the Champions League are still alive as the club stunned RB Leipzig 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium to cruise into the quarter finals with a 8-1 aggregate win.

RB Leipzig had held a 1-1 draw in Germany in the first leg but were shocked by phenomenal performance by world best performing forward Erling Haaland as he netted 5 goals to dump the club out of the Champions League. Although, Leipzig was gradually becoming regular in the competition and hope looked bright after the draw in Germany. The Haalnad annihilation by his five goals equaling Lionel Messi’s five goals in Champions League deserves honour from the visitors which signals a message to rest of Europe.

The match started with the Etihad Blues showing quick intent pressuring their opponent defense. It didn’t take long before the visitors were rattled with one of the world sort after defender Josko Gvardiol looking ordinary.

In the 22 minutes the deadlock was broken with a rather controversial penalty given for handball. The former Red Bull Saizburg star was confident enough to convert the spot kick for the first goal.

And in surprise pace for more the Norwegian had netted his fifth hat trick before half time to put the English club on course for the quarter finals.

Obviously at the resumption of the second half the Germans struggle to find their fit right as they could not cope with tactical and individual performance of the home side. IIkay Gundogan added another simply near exemplary of Haaland third goal for the fourth.

Before two more predatory finish from close range as the Norwegian took his tally in his first season at City to 39, setting a new club record.

The remainder of the show had little heap of relieve as City coach Pep Guardiola substituted the Haaland who was set for further record after equaling Lionel Messi’s 5 goals record in Barcelona  against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 and Luiz Adrinao record of 5 goals in Shakhtar Donestsk’s 7-0 thrashing of Bate Borisov in 2014 all in Champions League.

And before the final whistle of action Kevin de Bruyne completed the scoring with a goal deep into injury time for a 7-0 defeat RB Leipzig


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