There was some talk that hot transfer market target Hakim Ziyech might sit out the first leg of Ajax’s UEFA Champions League second qualifying round versus SK Sturm Graz.
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He played, and he scored. Now we wait to see whether cup-tying himself to the Dutch giants affects his season status.
Celtic 3-1 Rosenborg
Odsonne Edouard scored in each half as Celtic controlled the first leg in Glasgow, though it will be disappointed to give away a 16th minute away goal to Birger Meling. Former Man City youth Olivier Ntcham scored Celtic’s other goal.
Ajax 2-0 SK Sturm Graz
Hakim Ziyech and Lasse Schone scored for the Amsterdam set, Schone’s goal a rebound from his own missed penalty.
Ziyech had an out-of-this-world season for Ajax last season, and looks set to keep the standard.
Here’s the goal:
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