Ex-West Ham Striker Scores Again As Ajax Thrash Dortmund
Ajax trounced Borussia Dortmund, with Sebastien Haller scoring his sixth Champions League goal in three games. The Dutch hosts took the lead thanks to an own goal from Marco Reus, and Daley Blind added a second following a ball from Haller. For the hosts, Antony looped in a third goal, which was again set up by Haller, a former West Ham striker.
With 18 minutes remaining, the Ivory Coast forward, who had never featured in the Champions League before this season, headed in Blind’s cross.
He is only the second player in Champions League history to score six goals in his first three games, following Erling Braut Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, who was then at Red Bull Salzburg.
In this game, Haaland had three of Dortmund’s four attempts on goal, one of which was pushed over the bar by Remko Pasveer.
Ajax leads Group C with nine points, while Dortmund has dropped points in the Champions League for the first time this season. In the group’s first match, Sporting Lisbon defeated Besiktas 4-1.
Source: BBC Sport