The forward from Norway is the man who has scored 40 goals in the tournament the quickest, having done it in just 35 games, which is 10 less than the previous record-holder, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
In addition, his goal spurred a comeback victory that guaranteed City, who had advanced to the round of 16, first place in Group G with one match remaining. It appeared as though their illustrious 28-game home European undefeated record may be ended for an uneasy 40 minutes. However, City was changed as Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez entered the game in the second half. Phil Foden took advantage of the space he discovered after Doku's rushing unbalanced the Leipzig defenders and Alvarez passed Haaland through to cut the score in half in just a few seconds.