Haller at the double as Ajax maintain 100 percent record

0 6

ISTANBUL, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Sebastien Haller continued his Champions League scoring spree with two second-half targets as Ajax Amsterdam got here from behind to beat Besiktas 2-1 on Wednesday and clinch high spot in Group C.

Haller got here off the bench at the begin of the second half and netted targets in the 54th and 69th minutes as Ajax overturned a halftime deficit to maintain up their 100% run in the group.

The 27-year-old Haller has 9 targets in 5 video games in the group part, tied with Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich on this season’s Champions League scoring charts.

Register now for FREE limitless entry to reuters.com

Besiktas, who’ve misplaced all 5 of their group matches, went forward after Ajax fullback Noussair Mazraoui dealt with the ball and Rachid Ghezzal tucked away a Twenty second-minute spot kick.

But Ajax didn’t take lengthy to impose their supremacy and equalised after a protracted move out of defence from Lisandro Martinez set Nicolas Tagliafico away down the left wing and his sq. ball offered a straightforward conversion for Haller.

Ajax’s winner got here from Dusan Tadic’s free kick, initially falling to Martinez who miss-hit his shot however Haller caught out a lanky leg to steer the ball residence.

Haller had the ball in the web in stoppage time however his workforce mate David Neres was offside to disclaim him a hat-trick.

Ajax, who rested a number of regulars in Wednesday’s recreation, can full a full home of wins once they conclude the group marketing campaign at residence to Portuguese facet Sporting on Dec. 7.

Register now for FREE limitless entry to reuters.com
Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Besiktas v Ajax Amsterdam - Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 24, 2021 Besiktas' Michy Batshuayi in action with Ajax Amsterdam's Perr Schuurs REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Besiktas v Ajax Amsterdam - Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 24, 2021 Ajax Amsterdam's Sebastien Haller celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Besiktas v Ajax Amsterdam - Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 24, 2021 Ajax Amsterdam's Sebastien Haller in action with Besiktas' Domagoj Vida REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.