A rampaging Sabastian Haller saw Sporting CP languishing at their home turf. The Portugal heavyweights had no answer to the relentless Ajax team lead by Haller up front. Haller opened the scoring in the second minute and soon grabbed his brace in the 9th minute and registering his name in the record books of the champions league with the fastest brace scored ever in the competition.
Sporting slashed the lead by half in the 33rd minute but the lead was restored soon after by Steven Berghuis before half time. The Haller show continued in the second half where he scored two more goals taking his tally to four in total and taking the match ball in the process. 5-1 rampage on the away soil will definitely bode well for the Dutch champions as they lead the table with Dortmund and Besiktas being the other competitor. Sabastian Haller’s four goals including the record breaking brace will be etched forever in the hearts of Ajax supporters.
”It’s better to be critical if you won 5-1. But let’s be honest: we played fantastic football. Especially in possession and on the right. Sporting were on their heels. That was a joy to watch. This was a wonderful team performance. We had a good plan and the players executed it well. Both during the build-up and during the moments where the game hung in the balance.” Erik Ten Hag at the post match conference.