Haller Sets New Champions League Record

Former West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller produced an excellent performance in their opening Uefa Champions League game which was his debut. The player netted four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 hammering of Sporting Lisbon.

Sebastien Haller Scores Four on His Debut for Ajax

After two minutes, the former English Premier League striker headed in an opener and soon added his second from close range, following another assist by Brazilian star player Antony. The hosts pulled one back through Paulinho, but it only came to be a consolation goal as Steven Berghuis restored Ajax’s advantage before the break.

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Sebastien was then on hand to net twice in the second half to complete the route. He becomes the first player to score four goals on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten for AC Milan against IFK Goteborg in November 1992.

Haller’s goalscoring feat came after leaving Ajax’s Europa League squad last season because of an administrative error.

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