Haller scores at both ends as Ajax draw with Benficafévrier 23, 2022
Sebastien Haller kept up his remarkable scoring record in this season’s Champions League, finding the target at the right end shortly after putting through his own net as Ajax drew 2-2 with Benfica in their last 16, first leg on Wednesday.
Haller’s 26th-minute own goal cancelled out Dusan Tadic’s opener for the Dutch champions at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, but the Ivory Coast striker then put Ajax back in front just three minutes later.
It was not enough for Erik ten Hag’s side to win the game, as Ukraine international Roman Yaremchuk came off the bench in the second half to earn Benfica a deserved draw.
However, Haller has now scored 11 goals in this season’s Champions League after ending the group stage in double figures.
Having never played in the competition before this season, he is the first player to score in each of his first seven Champions League appearances.