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Champions League: Ajax trounced Borussia Dortmund

Champions League: Ajax trounced Borussia Dortmund

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Champions League: Ajax trounced Borussia Dortmund

Sebastien Haller scored his sixth Champions League goal in three games as Ajax trounced Borussia Dortmund. Thanks to an own goal from Marco Reus as the Dutch hosts took the lead and Daley Blind added a second following a ball from Haller. 

On Tuesday night, Ajax defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in the Champions League, thanks to performances by Antony, Sebastian Haller, and Daley Blind. Erik ten Hag’s squad has already won all three of their Champions League games this season, demonstrating that they have the ability to compete at the highest level in Europe.

For the hosts, Antony looped in a third goal, which was again set up by Haller, a former West Ham striker. The Ivory Coast forward headed in Blind’s cross with 18 minutes remaining, he had never featured in the Champions League before this season.

In Champions League history he is only the second player to score six goals in his first three games, following Erling Braut Haaland from 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. While Dortmund has dropped points in the Champions League for the first time this season Ajax leads Group C with nine points. Check out football highlights of the Champions League match in which Ajax beat Borussia Dortmund.

Third-placed in the first game of the group, Sporting Lisbon defeated Besiktas 4-1. In Group C, Besiktas and Sporting played a great game in Istanbul with five goals and a series of opportunities on both sides, and in the end, the guests celebrated with 4-1. It was Sporting’s first victory and Besiktas’ third defeat.

Ajax 4  – 0 Bor. Dortmund

Goals: 1 – 0 Reus (OG) 11, 2 – 0 Blind 25, 3 – 0 Antony 57, 4 – 0 Haller 72

Bookings: Alvarez, Timber; Witsel

Ajax: Pasveer, Blind, Martinez, Timber, Mazraoui, Gravenberch, Berghuis, Alvarez, Tadic, Haller, Antony

Substitutions: Neres, Klaassen, Daramy, Rensch

Bor. Dortmund: Kobel, Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz, Bellingham, Witsel, Brandt, Reus, Haaland, Malen

Substitutions: Knauff, Pongracic, Hazard, Wolf, Can

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