Manchester City currently leads RB Leipzig by 3-0 goals courtesy of a hat trick from Erling Haaland. Fortunately, the Norwegian becomes the fastest player to reach thirty (30) goals in twenty-five appearances in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
Likewise, he has scored five (5) hat tricks this season which is three more than any other player in the Europe top five leagues.
In reality, Manchester City’s first two goals do not deserve to be awarded considering the circumstances that resulted in the goals.
It would be recalled that Erling Haaland scored the first (1st) goal via a penalty after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review that Benjamin Henrichs made a handball in the box.
Critically looking at the handball incident, there is no how Benjamin Henrichs will jump without his hands being spread. The penalty is unjustified.
Also, the build to the second goal shows that Erling Haaland fouled RB Leipzig’s goalkeeper, Janis Blaswich when he tried to play the ball into the midfield, but both the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and referee look away and went ahead to award the goal which Erling Haaland scored in the twenty-fourth (24th) minute of the game.
Even, Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson ought to have been awarded a red card for the unduly challenge on Timo Werner outside the box.
Yet, the referee awarded the German a yellow card. No doubt, these are errors on the part of the referee and the so-called Video Assistant Referee.
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