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Champions League: Records tumble for Traore as Ajax hold Atalanta

Champions League: Records tumble for Traore as Ajax hold Atalanta
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Champions League: Records tumble for Traore as Ajax hold Atalanta

Champions League: Data tumble for Traore as Ajax maintain Atalanta

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The Burkina Faso worldwide obtained his maiden objective within the European elite membership competitors in opposition to the Serie A giants on the Gewiss Stadium

Two information tumbled for Lassina Traore who scored his first Champions League objective in Ajax’s 2-2 draw versus Atalanta on Thursday.

Having scored 5 and assisted three targets in Erik ten Hag’s males 13-0 decimation of VV Venlo on Saturday, he was handed his first ever begin within the competitors in opposition to Gian Piero Gasperini’s males.

Within the course of, the 19-year-old grew to become the thirtieth totally different teenager to start out a Champions League match for the 34-time Eredivisie kings – essentially the most of any crew within the competitors’s historical past, overtaking Arsenal who’re on 29.

The Burkina Faso worldwide justified his place within the beginning XI by having a hand within the targets scored by the Dutch crew. Within the twenty eighth minute, he received a penalty for Ajax having been fouled by Robin Gosens who attacked him with a excessive boot whereas attempting to clear a cross from Dusan Tadic.

Tadic transformed the ensuing kick after beating goalkeeper Marco Sportiello. Traore doubled his aspect’s benefit within the thirty eighth minute after slotting dwelling a rebound from Sportiello’s preliminary save.

That made him grow to be the seventh African teenager to web on his first begin within the match. Maxwell Cornet was the final African to attain that feat – discovering the online as Lyon defeated host Valencia 2-0 on December 9, 2020.

Regardless of going into the half-time break with a two-goal benefit, Atalanta put up a superb exhibiting within the second half to make sure the sport ended on a no winner, no vanquished observe due to Duvan Zapata’s quickfire brace.

Traore was in motion from begin to end alongside Cameroon worldwide Andre Onana. Morocco defender Noussair Mazraoui was handed a starter’s position however was substituted within the 56th minute for Sean Klaiber.

Mazraoui’s compatriot Zakaria Labyad changed Anthony within the ninetieth minute as Burkina Faso’s Hassane Bande was not listed for the sport.

Because of this outcome, Ajax are third in Group D with one level from two video games – 5 factors behind leaders Liverpool who subdued Midtjylland 2-0 at Anfield.

The Burkinabe teenager could be hoping to proceed along with his wealthy scoring type when the Sons of the Gods welcome Fortuna Sittard to the Johan Cruyff Enviornment on Saturday earlier than visiting Midtjylland three days later within the Champions League.


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