West Ham flop Haller becomes 14th player to ever score FOUR goals in Champions League after running riot for Ajax

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WEST HAM flop Sebastien Haller scored FOUR circumstances for Ajax as they thumped Sporting Lisbon 5-1 on Wednesday – and joined an distinctive membership.

The Ivorian bagged twice all sides of half-time to be part of 15 completely totally different gamers to bag 4 in a CL match.

Sebastien Haller turned the primary player ever to score 4 goals on his Champions League debut away from residenceCredit: Rex
The Ivorian striker scored twice either side of half-time as Ajax thrashed Sporting Lisbon 5-1
The Ivorian striker scored twice all sides of half-time as Ajax thrashed Sporting Lisbon 5-1Credit: Rex

Haller, 27, was an unmitigated catastrophe on the London Stadium nonetheless has hit the underside running since his swap to Holland and his newest displaying seen him race into the report books.

His quartet made him merely the second player in historic earlier to score 4 goals on his Champions League debut, nonetheless the first to do it in an away recreation.

Marco van Basten netted 4 for AC Milan in opposition to Gothenburg in his first CL match – though he had carried out in the European Cup.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have furthermore scored 4 in a Champions League match.

Messi and Lewandowski have accomplished it twice!

Haller put Ajax two up inside 9 minutes – first stooping to head in a rebound from shut differ earlier than sliding to stab residence a low cross from six yards.


Paulinho pulled one as soon as extra for the hosts on 33 minutes earlier than Steven Berghuis gave the Dutch their 3-1 half-time lead six minutes earlier than the break.

And it took lower than 20 minutes of the second-half for Haller to full his four-goal haul.

His first obtained proper right here merely six minutes in as he poked residence one totally different cross from contained in the world.

And the fourth – his finest goal – seen him sweep residence collectively alongside along with his left foot after an incisive through ball from Noussair Mazraoui.

The 27-year-old was terrible for West Ham who he left in January
The 27-year-old was horrible for West Ham who he left in JanuaryCredit: Rex

The gangly frotnman left West Ham in a £20million deal in January – a £25m loss on what the Hammers paid.

He joined the East Londoners from Eintracht Frankfurt for a membership report £45m in the summer time season of 2019.

But he failed to ship on the early promise and infuriated followers collectively alongside along with his full lack of effort when standing in for injured Michail Antonio remaining season.

However, he has discovered a mannequin new lease of life in the Netherlands – having scored 21 goals in 29 matches.

Superb in comparability to the 14 in 54 he obtained for West Ham.

Speaking after the win that put Ajax prime of Group C, Haller talked about: “It’s my finest recreation ever.

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“You solely dream of this. You wait your complete life for a lot of these matches.

“You should enjoy such matches, these are beautiful memories. I just had to score, not only for myself, but also for the team and the fans.”

The match was Haller’s first for Ajax in Europe having been by chance disregarded their Europa League squad remaining season.


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