The Copenhagen goalkeeper couldn’t believe how Erling Haaland had kept this level of consistency in Manchester City this season. The goalkeeper told Jack Grealish’s Haaland teammates that the Norwegian striker is not a human.
Grealish who was named the Man of the match claimed he had never saw anything like this before. Grealish was just giggling for the first and second goals since he consistently scores goals and is a skilled striker.
The English attacker had most of his shots saved by the in-form Copenhagen goalkeeper, Kamil Grabara.
Erling Haaland scored two goals against Copenhagen in the first half of the Champions League, moving his tally of goals to 19 goals in 11 matches this season.
Pundits and Manchester City fans have also been left surprised by Haaland’s performances this season, with many claiming it will be difficult to stop the Norwegian international.
Haaland was taken off the field just before the second half began, depriving him of 45 minutes to attempt a fourth hat-trick of the year.
Haaland’s two goals in the first half were followed by three more from City.
In addition to Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez scoring, the visitors’ Davit Khocholava scored an own goal, giving the hosts a 5-0 victory.
Hopefully, Haaland can carry on the form and keep scoring to secure silverware for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Copenhagen have failed to get a single point in the Champions League group stage and are likely to be the only team that will not qualify for the knockout stage.
Manchester City remain the only English team that hasn’t lost a game this season. This is an impressive record, and if it continues, they will be considered Champions League favorites.
What next for Manchester City and Haaland
Manchester City will host Southampton at 3:00pm on October 8, 2022, to continue its quest for a third Premier League title in four years.
Pep Guardiola will once again start at Haaland and the Southampton manager will have to come up with a game plan to win the match.
Southampton are capable of matching Haaland’s strength, but the technical ability of Manchester City’s playmakers will expose them.