Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller is proving to be one of the deadliest strikers in Europe.
After failing to make a mark with Premier League side West Ham United, Haller has been a revelation for Ajax where he has scored goals at will both in the domestic competition and the Champions League.
Only four players have scored in all of their first five Champions League appearances.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 24, 2021
✅ Sebastian Haller
✅ Erling Haaland
✅ Diego Costa
✅ Alessandro Del Piero pic.twitter.com/UenpYpZQ2J
The 27-year-old started from the bench for Ajax's game against Besiktas on Wednesday night and bagged a brace when he came on after the visitors found themselves 1-0 down at the break.
Haller has been in inspired form in the competition so far this season, scoring seven goals in four games before Wednesday and when he was introduced in the second half, he leveled matters for his side in the 54th minute before scoring again 15 minutes later.
And in doing so, he became the first player in Champions League history to score 9+ goals in the first five games of his career in the competition breaking Erling Haalannd's record.