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Haaland's record breaking performance against Munich

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

All signs are promising for Guardiola's Manchester City with the latest evidence being their form peaking against the German football royalty Bayern Munich in the 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter final.

This marks City's twelfth consecutive season in the Champions League, but despite Guardiola's leadership, they have struggled with any success thus far.

City's dominant performance against Munich have left their supporters feeling hopeful for a hard hitting semi-final of the Champions League. Although Bayern are six-time Bundesliga winners, they were embarrassed by Premier League Champions Man City in last nights performance. In the aftermath of Erling Haaland's 45th goal on the 76th minute, which happened to be the third of the match, it left former Chelsea and current Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel at a loss for words. Although Bayern will undoubtedly put up a fight in the return leg next Wednesday at home, City are comfortably in the drivers seat being 3 goals up on aggregate. Dayot Upamecano's performance was also popular talk on social media of personal disaster, as he unsuccessfully attempted to move out of defense, only to be caught off-guard by Jack Grealish who then backheeled the ball with Haaland then demonstrating his ability to create chances, with an incredible cross finding Bernardo Silva resulting in another goal.

However, Haaland was once again the main focus and conversation on social media with his stand-out and record breaking performance of the night. This comes as Haaland scored his 45th goal of the season. He has now scored the most goals in a single season for a top flight club in the Premier League era, beating the likes of Mohammed Salah in the 2017/18 season and Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2002/03 season. What makes this scary is the fact there is [potentially] another remaining 15 games left of Man City's 2022/23 campaign in all competitions where they're currently involved which are Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, providing they continue to advance under their current form. This meaning only one thing: with 12 goals in Haaland's last 5 games for City and the remaining fixtures left to play, that statistic of 45 goals in one season could be projected to reach 60 or more based on current averages and form. It could be a long time before we see another professional footballer ever reach, come close or beat that tally.

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