Sebastian Haller was literally and figuratively the big man at Ajax on Wednesday night. The Ivorian striker scored no less than 4 times against Sporting Lisbon in a 5-1 win in the Champions League and headed the ball into the necessary lists. Below is an overview!
Haller became the first Ajax player after Jari Litmanen in 1995 who made a hat-trick in the Champions League. In addition, he was the first Million Dollar Ball player to score 4 times on his debut.
Sebastian Haller is the first player to score four times on his CL debut since Marco van Basten in 1992 👏 pic.twitter.com/iJEQLl78Cp
– ESPN NL (ESPNnl) September 15, 2021
Ajax players with at least four goals in the first European Cup / Champions League match:
10/03/1979: Ton Blanker (Ajax – Helsinki, 8-1)
10/24/1979: Soren Lerby (Ajax – Omonia Nicosia (10-0)
2021-09-15: Sebastian Haller
– Jos Boesveld (@JosBoesveld) September 15, 2021
10 players who scored a hat-trick in their debut in the Champions League:
^ Marco van Basten
◉ Faustino Esparilla
^ Wayne Rooney
◉ Vincenzo Iaquinta
◉ Yassin Ebrahimi
^ Erling Haaland
^ Mislav Orcic
◉ Sebastian Haller 🆕
Take a ball for a historic match. pic.twitter.com/4XLr3Nti6y
– Squawka Football (Squawka) September 15, 2021
Ajax players with a CL hat-trick:
– Michelle Appenck (@sportzeloot) September 15, 2021
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