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West Ham flop Sebastien Haller joins Erling Haaland and Diego Costa in an illustrious group of players to score five goals in the Champions League opening five games as the Ajax man continues to be brilliant


Sébastien Haller continued his brilliant Champions League form for Ajax by scoring in his fifth consecutive game in the competition against Besiktas on Wednesday.

Haller, who joined the club from Amsterdam in January 2020, was a huge flop for West Ham in the Premier League, scoring just 14 goals in 54 appearances following his massive £ 45million transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt.

What a turnaround it was for Haller
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West Ham flop Sebastien Haller joins Erling Haaland and Diego Costa in an illustrious group of players to score five goals in the Champions League opening five games as the Ajax man continues to be brilliant
Haller turned out to be a superb signing for Ajax
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But that was another story for his new club.

He scored 29 remarkable goals in 40 appearances for the Dutch giants and left Hammers fans furious that he didn’t enjoy the same form in England.

He scored twice for Ajax in the second half to turn things around for his side after falling behind in the 22nd minute.

Finding the net, Haller joined an illustrious group of players to score five goals in their first five appearances in the elite European competition.

He became the fourth player to achieve the feat, after Alessandro Del Piero (1995), Diego Costa (2014) and Erling Haaland (2019).

West Ham flop Sebastien Haller joins Erling Haaland and Diego Costa in an illustrious group of players to score five goals in the Champions League opening five games as the Ajax man continues to be brilliant
Things went wrong at London Stadium for West Ham’s £ 45million record signing
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West Ham flop Sebastien Haller joins Erling Haaland and Diego Costa in an illustrious group of players to score five goals in the Champions League opening five games as the Ajax man continues to be brilliant
Haaland also achieved the feat
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Haller admitted to talkSPORT earlier this year that a move to Ajax was good for both sides as he explained his struggles at West Ham.

“At the time, it was a good stop to go to West Ham. People were nice to me and the project is the reason I decided to move, ”he said.

“After a year and a half, it was the best solution for the two parties to go their separate ways.

“It’s never easy to understand why things were not going well and the situation at the club was not perfect for me.”

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