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Ajax has started the new Champions League season with a stunning 1-5 win over Sporting CP.

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  • Champions League

  • Final standings:

  • Sporting CP Ajax 1-5

  • Besiktas-Dortmund 1-2

  • Club Brugge-PSG 1-1

  • Manchester City-Leipzig 6-3

  • Atletico Madrid-FC Porto 0-0

  • Liverpool-AC Milan 3-2

  • Inter Real Madrid 0-1

  • FC Sheriff Shakhtar 2-0

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Past!

Ajax is starting the new Champions League season in a formidable way.

Thanks to four goals from star Sébastien Haller, a striking 1-5 win is booked at Sporting CP.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

90 'Two minutes of extra time are added.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

You still owed this goal in our live blog.

The fourth of tonight's elusive Haller.

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Haller makes fourth goal and puts Ajax on a 1-5 lead

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

83 'Men run high in the final phase.

Álvarez clashes with Feddal, but the riot is nipped in the bud.

The Sporting defender is penalized with a yellow card, just like Martínez who has rushed.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

80 'Ten Hag has now introduced four substitutions.

After Neres, Rensch, Schuurs and Taylor were also brought in.

Antony, Berghuis, Blind and Mazraoui can enjoy the last minutes on the couch.

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

76 'Ajax belittles Sporting tonight.

The team from Amsterdam quietly plays the ball around and secretly watches for a sixth goal.

Also in the stands, the twelve hundred supporters who traveled with them vocally rule the service in Lisbon.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

70 'Another protagonist of tonight is being replaced.

Antony, who played a crucial role in three of the five goals, makes way for David Neres.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Only one other player has scored four goals in his Champions League debut.

His name?

Marco van Basten.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

A fourth goal has already been added to that hat-trick.

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Hat-trick van Haller on Champions League debut

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

63' GOAL Ajax!

1-5



What a night for Haller!

He makes his fourth (!) goal of the evening and puts Ajax on a 1-5 lead in Lisbon.

This time it is Mazraoui who serves him custom, after which the striker finishes it himself in a professional manner.

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

A hat-trick in a Champions League debut is not unique, but it is rare.

Only nine players, including Marco van Basten, preceded Sébastien Haller.

3️⃣ - @AFCAjax player Sébastien Haller🇨🇮 is the 10th player to score a hat-trick on his Champions League debut.

#spoaja #UCL

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AuthorGracenote LiveMoment of places20:15 - September 15, 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Haller is also indebted to Antony for his third goal.

What a night!

😱Not registered last year and now Haller makes a hat-trick in his first Champions League match 🔥Antony puts him ready for the Ivorian striker again 🤩 #ZiggoSport #UCL #SCPAJA

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AuthorZiggo Sport VoetbalMoment of places20:15 - September 15, 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

54 'It is not against Ajax in the first ten minutes after the break.

Pedro Porro is very close to 2-4, but hits the inside of the post.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

51' GOAL Ajax!

1-4



What insane developments in the Estádio José Alvelade.

Just after Ajax seemed to concede a second goal, it is suddenly 1-4!

Haller hat-trick.

The French Ivorian knocks the ball over the keeper with feeling.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

47 'Paulinho hits the mark in a great way, but his goal is rejected by VAR!

The striker was offside by a toe-length.

So no hit!

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

46' Start second half!



The second half has started in Lisbon as well as on the other five fields.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Speaking of Berghuis's 1-3, enjoy this one more time.

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Berghuis scores third goal in game against Sporting CP

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Just five shots on goal in the first half in Lisbon, four of which were converted into goals.

Only an attempt by Ryan Gravenberch did not yield a hit, but the midfielder was important with his assist on Berghuis's 1-3.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

The other match in Ajax's group was already played at 6.45 pm.

With Donyell Malen in the starting line-up, Borussia Dortmund beat Beskitas.

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View the summary of Besiktas-Dortmund (1-2)

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

All halftime standings in the Champions League:



Group C:


Sporting CP-Ajax 1-3



Group A:


Club Brugge-PSG 1-1


Manchester City-Leipzig 3-1



Group B:


Atlético Madrid-FC Porto 0-0


Liverpool-AC Milan 1 -2



Group D:


Inter Real Madrid 0-0

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Peace!

 An excellent first half of Ajax in Lisbon.

Thanks to two goals from Haller and one from Berghuis, the team from Amsterdam leads 1-3 halfway through.

Smetje is Pasveer's blunder at Paulinho's goal.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Berghuis' first goal in the Ajax shirt is also a nice one.

Steven Berghuis!

🔥The newcomer makes his first ever in the Champions League after a nice attack and increases the margin again to two 🙌 #ZiggoSport #UCL #SCPAJA

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AuthorZiggo Sport VoetbalMoment of places19: 44 - September 15, 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Due to Berghuis' goal, this blunder by Pasveer has no major consequences for the time being.

Blunder Pasveer 🙈The replacement for Stekelenburg lets an easy ball slip under him and sees Paulinho make the connection goal 😬Plenty of tension in Portugal!

#ZiggoSport #UCL #SCPAJA

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AuthorZiggo Sport VoetbalMoment of places19: 39 - September 15, 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

39' GOAL Ajax!

1-3



A brilliant attack by Ajax is completed by Berghuis.

After a pass from Gravenberch, he cuts through the Portuguese butter like a knife.

The margin of two goals from Ajax has been restored.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

33' GOAL Sporting!

1-2



Ai, a very painful moment for Remko Pasveer.

The replacement for the injured Maarten Stekelenburg lets a fairly harmless shot from Paulinho slip under his body and sees the ball slide painfully slowly over the goal line.

He unintentionally brings Sporting back into the game.

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Because of these two very early goals from Haller, Ajax is sitting on roses.

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Haller strikes twice in ten minutes

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

25 'Not every ball from Antony arrives tonight, because this time his cross falls into the hands of Sporting goalkeeper Adán.

Nevertheless, Ajax is experiencing a problem-free evening in Lisbon for the time being.

Manchester City-RB Leipzig in 2 days

A beautiful moment for Nathan Ake.

The Dutch defender has a nice header from a corner and puts Manchester City on an early 1-0 lead against RB Leipzig.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Antony/Haller turns out to be a golden combination tonight.

What's happening here 😵 Pasveer and Antony's long ball turns on the moped 💨 The Brazilian goes to Haller and he makes his second of the evening within 10 minutes, 2-0 🔥 #ZiggoSport #UCL #SCPAJA

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AuthorZiggo Sport VoetbalMoment of places19:15 - September 15, 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

9' GOAL Ajax!

0-2



Unbelievable, within ten minutes it is already 0-2 for Ajax.

It is Haller's second, who again benefits from Antony's preparatory work.

The Brazilian is far too quick for his direct opponent and offers the French Ivorian an unmissable opportunity.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

DREAM START!

😱It's just a minute on the clock and Haller heads it in 🙌 "Good thing they registered it", @elsierd 😉 #ZiggoSport #UCL #SCPAJA

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AuthorZiggo Sport VoetbalMoment of places19: 07 - 15 September 2021

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

6 'A chance for Ajax to even make it 0-2, but this time Haller is put in the penalty area of ​​the ball.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

2 'GOAL Ajax!

0-1



What an unparalleled start from Ajax.

Antony comes in well and hits the post, after which Haller is attentive and heads from the rebound.



The VAR also gives the green light.

No offside, 0-1 for Ajax!

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

1' Kick-off!



The Champions League season for Ajax has officially started.

Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Berghuis is tonight at 'ten' in Haller's back and therefore plays an important role.

"I think we can get him free there with passes, if he and the midfield run well. Choosing the position is something different than he was used to," Ten Hag told

RTL 7

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Sporting CP-Ajax · in 2 days

Remko Pasveer is warming up.

He replaces the injured Maarten Stekelenburg who dropped out.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

Past!

Dortmund can call itself the leader in the group of Ajax for the time being.

The Germans win 1-2 against Besiktas by goals from Bellingham and Haaland.

At 9 pm the same group kicks off at Sporting CP against Ajax.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

90+4' GOAL Besiktas!

1-2



Besiktas comes back into the game, although the connecting goal comes very late.

Central defender Francisco Montero scores the first goal of his professional career.

FC Sheriff-Shakhtar Donetsk · in 2 days

Past!

FC Sheriff's dream debut in the Champions League.

The Moldovan champions beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at home.

The four Moldovan players in Sheriff's selection will all remain on the bench.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

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Haaland doubles Dortmund lead

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

What numbers for Haaland.

In his last 107 appearances for Dortmund and Norway, the striker has also scored exactly 107 times.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

70 'No star role for Malen tonight, although, given the 0-2 score, he can still leave the field with a good feeling.

The attacker must give up his place to Youssoufa Moukoko.

Besiktas-Dortmund · in 2 days

67 'The chance for Dortmund to finally close the game, but Bellingham shoots the keeper from close range.

Out of the counter-punch, it is Batshuayi who fails to bring down the tension on behalf of Besiktas.

FC Sheriff-Shakhtar Donetsk · in 2 days

62' GOAL FC Sheriff! 2-0

FC Sheriff lijkt op weg naar een droomdebuut in de Champions League. Momo Yansane, die pas zeven minuten geleden inviel, kopt van dichtbij raak. Een mooi succes voor Moldavië, hoewel er momenteel geen Moldavische speler binnen de lijnen staat.

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