Sebastien Haller enjoyed the best night of his career on Wednesday.
Playing in his first ever Champions League game, the Ivorian netted four times in Ajax’s 5-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon.
He became the first player to score four on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten in 1992.
Haller also became the 16th player to score four goals in one Champions League match.
View every playr to achieve the feat below…
1. Marco van Basten | AC MILAN 4-0 IFK Goteborg | November 25, 1992
Van Basten became the first man to net four times in the Champions League when AC Milan destroyed Swedish side Goteborg in 1992. He notched his third with a sublime bicycle kick from just inside the box.
2. Simone Inzaghi | LAZIO 5-1 Marseille | March 14, 2000
Inzaghi scored nine goals in 11 games in the 1999/00 Champions League season, with four coming in the second group stage in 2000.
3. Dado Prso | MONACO 8-3 Deportivo | 5 November 2003
Prso netted four times in one of the craziest nights in Champions League history.
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy | MANCHESTER UNITED 4-1 Sparta Prague | November 3, 2004
Van Nistelrooy notched 38 goals in 47 European games for Man United. Four of those came against Sparta Prague towards the end of 2004.
5. Andriy Shevchenko | Fenerbahce 0-4 AC MILAN | November 23, 2005
Just six months after missing the decisive penalty in ‘The Miracle of Istanbul’, Shevchenko became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League away game.
6. Lionel Messi | BARCELONA 4-1 Arsenal | April 6, 2010
Lionel Messi | BARCELONA 7-1 Leverkusen | March 7, 2012 (FIVE GOALS)
Messi destroyed Arsenal in Barcelona’s quarter-final tie in 2010.
Two years later, he netted five against Leverkusen, becoming the first man to score five goals in a Champions League match.
7. Bafetimbi Gomis | Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 LYON | December 7, 2011
Gomis hit the back of the net four times in a game full of controversy. Their massive win in the last group game saw Lyon sneak through the group at the expense of Ajax. The Dutch side would later report the game for match fixing, although action was not taken.
8. Mario Gomez | BAYERN MUNICH 7-0 Basel | March 13, 2012
Bayern lost 1-0 in their last-16 first leg match against Basel but then smashed them for seven in Germany, with Gomez helping himself to four goals.
9. Robert Lewandowski | DORTMUND 4-1 Real Madrid | April 24, 2013
+ Robert Lewandowski | BAYERN MUNICH 6-0 Red Star | November 26, 2019
Lewandowski put Real Madrid to the sword in 2013 in arguably the most impressive individual performance in Champions League history.
Six years later, the Polish striker achieved the feat once again for Bayern Munich against Red Star.
Messi and Lewandowski are the only two players to score four or more goals in two Champions League matches.
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10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Anderlecht 0-5 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN | October 23, 2013
Zlatan’s third goal against Anderlecht in 2013 is one of the best in Champions League history. His audacious 30-yard effort lasered into the top corner.
11. Luiz Adriano | FC BATE Borisov 0-7 SHAKHTAR | October 21, 2014 (FIVE GOALS)
Adriano loved playing against BATE. He became the second player to score five goals in a Champions League game in 2014. A few weeks later, he netted three more against the Belerusians.
12. Cristiano Ronaldo | REAL MADRID 8-0 Malmo | December 8, 2015
Given Ronaldo holds the record for most goals in the Champions League with 135, it’s a little surprising it took him until 2015 to achieve a four-goal haul.
13. Serge Gnabry | Tottenham 2-7 BAYERN MUNICH | October 1, 2019
Gnabry’s four-goal haul against Tottenham was extra special as he spent five years at their fierce rivals, Arsenal.
14. Josip Iličić | | Valencia 3-4 ATALANTA | March 10, 2020
Iličić netted four times in Atalanta’s last-16 victory over Valencia in 2020. Two of his goals came from the penalty spot.
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15. Olivier Giroud | Sevilla 0-4 CHELSEA | December 2, 2020
Giroud was unplayable in Chelsea’s victory over Sevilla in Spain in 2020. The Blues would end the season with the Champions League title.
16. Sebastien Haller | Sporting CP 1-5 AJAX | September 15, 2021
Haller will never forget his first Champions League outing.