Erling Haaland stole the show again this weekend as the powerful striker scored the first hat-trick in the Manchester derby as City beat United 6-3 at the Etihad.
City’s rampaging star completed his feat in 64 minutes with his 12th, 13th and 14th Premier League goals of the season, leaving him with just six goals to equal last year’s Golden Boot run of just eight games played.
Just nine minutes after Haaland scored three goals, Phil Foden became only the second player in history to score a hat-trick in the Manchester derby – two of those passes from his Norwegian teammate, ending a hectic day’s work for the team. last.
— TEAM (@theteam) October 2, 2022
Indeed, Haaland’s dominant performance against United was so impressive that the 22-year-old was deservedly awarded the extremely rare score of 10/10 from the French edition of L’Equipe. Only 14 players in history have received full ratings from the publication, who are known for being strict when it comes to scoring.
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Lionel Messi is the only player to have repeatedly received the vaunted 10/10 from L’Equipe, although both his Paris Saint-Germain attacking partners Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have also earned this honor once in the last few years.
Presented in chronological order, here are the 14 players who received “ten out of tenfrom L’Equipe since the honorary award was first presented in 1988.
1 and 2. Franck Sozy and Bruno Martini: France U21 v Greece U21 1988
French duo Sauze and Martini became the first two players to receive top marks in the L’Equipe match report for their individual performance in the second leg of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final. After the first leg ended goalless, Sozi proved the difference in the second with two dizzying goals, while goalkeeper Martini made a string of great saves to hold off the Greeks in a 3-0 team win for Blues.
3. Oleg Salenko: Russia v Cameroon, 1994
Salenko was one of the Golden Boot winners at the 1994 World Cup, scoring six goals despite Russia failing to advance past the group stage. The striker was able to score an unprecedented (and still unbeaten) five goals in a 6-1 win over Cameroon in his last appearance in the tournament to ensure he completed a six-goal level of competition with Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov.
4. Lars Windfeld: Aarhus v Nantes 1997
Not a name that most fans will be immediately familiar with, but Windfeld may have had the greatest goalkeeping performance in UEFA Cup history thanks to his famous singles match against Nantes. Danish minnows Aarhus pulled off a shocking 1-0 win in the first round over their French rivals, taking an early lead and then relying on Windfeld, who pulled off a heroic cavalcade of blocks and parries to keep his team’s marginal overall lead.
5. Lionel Messi: Barcelona vs Arsenal, 2010
Already well capable of winning any game on his own, Messi reached new heights by providing a thrilling comeback against the Gunners in the Champions League round of 16. With the score at 2–2 going into the second leg, Barça were quickly a goal behind at Camp. Know when Niklas Bendtner opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the match. This gave Messi an instant boost as the Argentine No. 10 scored four unanswered goals to secure a roaring 6–3 win for the Catalans and send them through to the quarter-finals.
6. Lionel Messi: Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2012
Messi was once again at his best for Barcelona when he scored five goals (still a tournament record) in a formidable 7-1 victory over the powerless Leverkusen in the Champions League round of 16.
7. Robert Lewandowski: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2013
Playing ruthlessly on the edge of the penalty area, Lewandowski scored four goals with inspiration as the Borussia star striker gave his team a 4-1 lead in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.
8. Charles Edward: Nice v Guingamp 2014
Brazilian attacking midfielder Eduardo became the first player to go 10/10 in a Ligue 1 game when he scored five goals for Nice in a 7-2 thrashing of Guingamp. While on loan at Porto at the time, Eduardo finished the season with 10 league goals, half of which came in just one game.
9. Neymar: PSG – Dijon 2018
Neymar scored half of PSG’s goals that night as the Ligue 1 giants beat Dijon 8-0. The upbeat Brazilian striker then also made two assists to complete his stellar contribution.
10. Dusan Tadic: Ajax vs Real Madrid, 2019
Defeated 2-1 in the first leg in Amsterdam, Tadić inspired Ajax in the second leg at the Bernabeu, when the energetic Dutch side pulled off a stunning comeback and knocked out Madrid in front of their fans in the round of 16. The Serbian striker led the game and even got on the scoresheet when Ajax pulled back from the precipice to win 4-1 that night and 5-3 on aggregate.
11. Lucas Moura: Tottenham vs. Ajax, 2019
Trailing 1-0 in the first leg, Tottenham looked good and really sank when Ajax went up 3-0 on aggregate within 35 minutes of the second leg of the Champions League semi-final in Amsterdam. However, Moura refused to be beaten as the Brazilian winger set up a solo comeback, scoring three goals (including a 96th-minute winner) as Spurs bounced back to win a draw on away goals in the last few seconds and set up an account. an all-England final against Premier League rivals Liverpool… which they lost.
12. Serge Gnabry: Bayern Munich – Tottenham Hotspur 2019
Former Arsenal midfielder Gnabry returned to pursue his old London rivals as Bayern thrashed Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League group stage. The talented young winger provided an assist for Lewandowski in the first half and then scored four goals of his own in the second half in what proved to be an extremely heavy defeat for the previous season’s finalists.
13. Kylian Mbappe: France vs Kazakhstan, 2021
Reigning world champions France secured their 2022 World Cup qualification with one game to go by beating Kazakhstan 8-0 at the Parc des Princes. Opening the scoring in just six minutes, Mbappe became the first Blues player who has scored four goals in a match in 63 years.
14. Alban Lafon: Nantes vs PSG, 2022
In another great goalkeeping performance, Lafont received top marks from L’Equipe for helping to maintain Nantes’ shocking 3-0 first-half lead against PSG despite facing a wave behind a wave of attacks from Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. Of course, Nantes beat the Parisians 3-1 thanks to their tenacious goalkeeper.