Sebastien Haller has made history once again for Ajax in the Champions League tonight as the West Ham fans looked on in envy.
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The 27-year-old striker scored the equaliser for Ajax against Besiktas in game-week five of the Champions League tonight. He then bagged his side’s second goal of the evening.
What made his display even more impressive was the fact that he only came on as a second-half substitute!
The Ivory Coast international already had seven goals in just four Champions League games for Ajax.
He has now bagged nine goals for Ajax in Europe’s Premier competition and is level with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Golden Boot.
Haller tonight became only the fourth player in history to score in his first five appearances in the Champions League:
He also became the first ever player to score nine goals in his opening five appearances in the Champions League:
Haller makes Champions League history for Ajax
The ex-West Ham hitman has been on fire for Ajax since leaving the London Stadium in January of this year.
Haller bagged just 14 goals and three assists in 54 games for the Hammers. In stark contrast, he has racked up 31 goals and 12 assists in 41 games for Ajax (Transfermarkt).
The former Eintracht Frankfurt was moved on by David Moyes because he clearly didn’t fit the Scot’s system. That doesn’t mean that he wasn’t or isn’t a good player.
It was just a case of the wrong club at the wrong time for Haller.
His performances for Ajax in the Champions League this season prove just how talented he is.
It’s such a shame that Moyes and his staff couldn’t get more out of the 6ft 3in striker. He certainly would have been a very useful alternative for Michail Antonio this season, that’s for sure.
Ajax got themselves an unreal deal by signing Haller for just £20 million.
And it’s looking more and more like West Ham got this one terribly wrong.