Spaniard Josep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, shocked the star of his team Erling Haaland because of the Argentine legend Lionel Messi, a Paris Saint-Germain player.
Manchester City defeated German side Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium last night, Tuesday, in the European Champions League matchday 16 with a strong hexagon, with only Haaland scoring five goals.
The first match ended in a tie between the two teams, but Manchester City returned to crush the German side in a strong match that brought the two teams together.
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After all, the Norwegian player Halland scored five goals in just 35 minutes, which made him the fastest five-goal goal in the Champions League, close to destroying Messi’s goal.
It is worth noting that I am the legend of Messi, he also scored five goals against Bayern Leverkusen, but in 60 minutes.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was asked if he removed Haaland to avoid breaking Messi’s record? He replied: “I know that Messi scored 5 goals.”
He continued, “But Haaland did it in less than 60 minutes, and with Leo, it didn’t. Haaland is so young and not breaking the record today should be an added incentive for him to one day try to break Leo’s record.
Haaland also beat Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé number to become the youngest player to score 30 Champions League goals.