West Ham flop Haller equals incredible Ronaldo Champions League record

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West Ham flop Sebastien Haller banished his Premier League woes for good on Tuesday night after equalling Cristiano Ronaldo's record of netting in all six Champions League group games.

The big striker endured a nightmare spell in east London after arriving in a big bucks £45million deal.

He was such a disaster at the London Stadium that the West Ham hierarchy jumped at the chance to offload the Ivory Coast international for just £19m to Ajax just 18 months after his arrival.

But Haller has rediscovered his form in Holland – and equalled Ronaldo's record after netting Ajax's opener against Sporting Lisbon.

Ronaldo had been the only player to achieve the feat after his goal glut for Real Madrid back in the 2017/18 campaign.

The impact that Haller has made in his first-ever year competing in the Champions League is a far cry from the pitiful impact that he made at West Ham.

Despite arriving as the marquee striker that the Hammers craved, Haller netted just 14 times in 54 appearances and more often than not flattered to deceive in the Premier League.

He struggled to impose himself in games and appeared to struggle with the demands of English football.

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Haller's impressive resurgence in Amsterdam perhaps shouldn't be a complete surprise given his previous record in the Eredivisie.

He netted 41 goals in just 82 league games for FC Utrecht before linking up with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

And he's continued that rich vein of form after leaving England after netting 31 goals in just 42 games for Erik ten Hag's side.

That form has seen him linked back with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks; with Liverpool one of the sides who have reportedly taken note of his remarkable form at Ajax.

Haller hailed the his Ajax team-mates last month after bagging in last month's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

"The way we play brings me a lot of opportunities to score goals," he told Dutch TV after the match.

"I'm just happy and satisfied with this performance, to help the team. With the fans, to share those moments with them is something you cannot describe – that's why we play."

  • Champions League
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ajax FC

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