On Thursday, domestic and foreign media praised Ajax and especially Sébastien Haller after the victory over Sporting CP in the Champions League.

Haller led his team to a special 1-5 win with no fewer than four goals.

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! Otherwise, the first appearance of Sébastien Haller against Sporting cannot be described. The question of whether the striker, who scores a lot in the Eredivisie, is also good enough for the ball of millions was answered by the French Ivorian in Estadio José Alvalade himself with a loud and clear "

oui, oui


De Telegraaf





is also impressed by what Haller showed.

"You have dream debuts and you have the Champions League debut of Haller, who smashed many records in his first appearance in the Champions League," writes the daily.

"The man who was replaced against PSV in the Johan Cruijff ArenA more than five weeks ago to loud cheers, found himself after more than an hour of playing in the José Alvalade Stadium for an away section where 1,300 accompanying fans chanted his name loudly and teammates who broke up. point by point to the unleashed striker of Ajax."

Het Parool

does not only highlight Haller.

"He was the finisher in Lisbon, but the Brazilian Antony was the absolute trendsetter in the exciting duel. He was sometimes inimitable in his individual actions and was at the basis of four Amsterdam hits."


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'It became a nightmare for Sporting'

The foreign press also pays attention to Haller's special performance in Lisbon.

Similarly, in France, the homeland of the Ivorian international, the four goals are written about.

"Not Antoine Griezmann or Olivier Giroud, but Sébastien Haller stood out,"

Le Parisien



"The 1.90m giant was relentless during his first Champions League night. He will remember this evening for a long time."

In Portugal, the word 'nightmare' is widely used in an attempt to denote Sporting's evening.

Correio da Manhã

writes: "Without an absolute top class team, Ajax showed that it was well prepared and linked Sporting with Haller and Antony as the best. For Sporting, the first Champions League match in four years became a nightmare."

Publico Desporto

used words to that effect.

"Antony and Haller exposed Sporting's technical and tactical weakness. It hit the mark after 68 seconds. Sporting had a nightmare of epic proportions."


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