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Sébastien Haller nears historic feat in UEFA Champions League final

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Sébastien Haller is on the cusp of a momentous achievement as he prepares to grace the UEFA Champions League final stage with Borussia Dortmund on June 1, placing him among the esteemed ranks of Ivorian footballing legends.

Should Borussia Dortmund emerge victorious in the final showdown, Sébastien Haller will etch his name in the annals of football history as one of the rare Africans to lift the coveted Champions League trophy.

However, he will follow in the illustrious footsteps of iconic Ivorian players who have already claimed this prestigious honor, including the likes of Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, and Salomon Kalou.

Haller’s imminent feat places him tantalizingly close to joining an exclusive club, with Touré and Kalou standing out as the only Ivorian footballers to have achieved the remarkable double of clinching both the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the UEFA Champions League.

Since 2015, no Ivorian player has ventured into this rare territory, making Haller’s potential accomplishment all the more significant.

Fresh from his triumph in the CAN 2023 with the Ivory Coast national team, Sébastien Haller now finds himself on the brink of continental glory on the European stage with Borussia Dortmund.

A victory in the UEFA Champions League final would not only secure Haller’s place in footballing folklore but also mark his inaugural title triumph with BVB.

The final hurdle awaits Haller and his teammates, with the opponent set to be decided after the return leg of the semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

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Following a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg, anticipation mounts as the footballing world eagerly awaits the outcome of this pivotal encounter.

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