27 year-old Ajax forward, Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller, shocked the world with his incredible performance at the opening game of the UEFA Champions League between Ajax and Sporting CP, which ended 5-1. The Ivorian played for English Premier League side, Westham for a year, before deciding to change his club and nationality. Here are 5 records that Haller set in his first Champions League game;
1, He became the second player in Champions League history to score 4 goals on their debut, the first was Marco Van Basten (against Göteborg) in 1992.
2, He scored Ajax's first hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League in 26 years.
3, He became 6th player to score 4 goals in a Champions League game, in the last 7 seasons, joining the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Josep Iličić and Olivier Giroud.
Sebastien Haller accumulated over three times more expected goals (2.36) than Messi, Neymar and Mbappe combined (0.67) in the Champions League on Wednesday 15th September, he also had more shots on target (4) in the Champions League on Wednesday, than Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé combined (2).
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