Ajax Amsterdam taught its Portuguese host Sporting Lisbon a lesson in the arts of football after raining a heavy net in front of its fans (1-5) in the match that brought them together on Wednesday evening in the first round of Group C in the European Champions League.
At the Jose Alvalade stadium, the Dutch team finished the match “clinically” with three goals, in which the young French striker Sebastien Haller starred with two goals in the 2nd and 9th minutes, while the Dutchman Stephen Bergwis scored the third goal in the 39th minute.
Paulinho scored the goal to reduce the difference for the hosts in the 33rd minute.
In the second half, the young French star grabbed everyone’s attention and scored two more “Super Hattrick” goals in the 51st and 63rd minutes, topping the tournament’s top scorer since its first round, and becoming the second player in the history of the tournament, the oldest who scored four goals in his first appearance since the former legend Marco Van Basten in 1992.
With this sweeping victory, Ajax seizes the top of the group with a goal difference from Dortmund, who also returned with a valuable victory from the Turkish Besiktas (1-2) earlier today.
While the Turkish team is in third place, then the Portuguese champions in fourth place, both without points.