Sporting Lisbon 1-5 Ajax: Sebastien Haller nets four for visitors

Sebastien Haller (centre)
Sebastien Haller (centre) is only the second player to score four on his Champions League debut

Sebastien Haller produced one of the great Champions League debuts as he netted four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 hammering of Sporting Lisbon.

The former West Ham striker headed in an opener after two minutes and soon added his second from close range following another assist by Antony.

The hosts pulled one back through Paulinho but Steven Berghuis restored Ajax’s advantage before the break.

Haller was then on hand to net twice in the second half to complete the rout.

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.

The Dutch forward had already played for the Italian giants in the European Cup, however.

Haller’s goalscoring feat comes after he was left out of Ajax’s Europa League squad last season because of an administrative error.



Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Adán
  • 13Novo Neto
  • 25InácioSubstituted forde Sousa Esgaioat 21′minutes
  • 3FeddalBooked at 83mins
  • 24Porro
  • 6Alves Palhinha GonçalvesBooked at 40mins
  • 8Nunes
  • 16VinagreSubstituted forReis de Limaat 45′minutes
  • 10Boges CabralSubstituted forSarabiaat 45′minutes
  • 21Dias FernandesSubstituted forSantos Bragançaat 78′minutes
  • 11Gomes dos SantosSubstituted forde Melo Tomásat 60′minutesBooked at 83mins


  • 2Reis de Lima
  • 7Souza Ramos
  • 15Ugarte
  • 17Sarabia
  • 19de Melo Tomás
  • 22Eusébio Paulo
  • 31Neves Virgínia
  • 34Goulart Silva
  • 47de Sousa Esgaio
  • 57Cipriano Catamo
  • 68Santos Bragança
  • 87Pontes Esteves


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Pasveer
  • 12MazraouiSubstituted forRenschat 70′minutes
  • 2TimberBooked at 45mins
  • 21MartínezBooked at 86mins
  • 17BlindSubstituted forSchuursat 81′minutes
  • 4ÁlvarezBooked at 49mins
  • 8Gravenberch
  • 11dos SantosSubstituted forNeres Camposat 70′minutes
  • 23BerghuisSubstituted forTaylorat 77′minutes
  • 10Tadic
  • 22Haller


  • 3Schuurs
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 9Pereira da Silva
  • 15Rensch
  • 16Gorter
  • 25Taylor
  • 30Daramy
  • 31Tagliafico
  • 51Setford

José María Sánchez Martínez


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