Haaland Scores Double As Manchester City thrash Copenhagen
Erling Haaland netted twice as Manchester City thrashed FC Copenhagen 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Norwegian went into City’s game against Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium having become the first player in Premier League history to score three successive home hat-tricks in Sunday’s demolition of Manchester United.
Haaland slammed in the opening goal in seven minutes with his weaker right foot before prodding in a rebound for his second 25 minutes later.
The 22-year-old has now scored 28 times in his 22 Champions League appearances, already breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for most goals in a player’s first 30 games in the competition.
“I’ve never witnessed anything like it in my life,” City’s Jack Grealish told BT Sport.
“For the first and second goals, I was just laughing. He is always there.
“The ‘keeper said something to me as I was walking back. He said ‘He’s not human!’ I said ‘You’re telling me?’ Hopefully, he can carry on this form and take us to glory.”
Visiting centre-back Davit Khocholava put through his own net, with Haaland waiting behind him, to make it three before half-time.
Haaland was denied a fourth City treble as he was replaced at the interval, but a Riyad Mahrez penalty and Julian Alvarez’s fourth goal for the club completed the rout.
Pep Guardiola’s men remain three points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in Group G and will qualify for the knockout phase with a victory in the Danish capital next week.
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