Bertrand Traore scored two goals and created another as a rampant Ajax beat Lyon 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal on Wednesday.
Burkina Faso forward Traore, who is on loan to Ajax from Chelsea, had been in doubt before kickoff with a groin injury.
But the 21-year-old showed no ill effects as the four-time European Cup winner made the most of its first European semifinal since 1997.
In between his strikes, Traore lined up 19-year-old Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg to score Ajax‘s second in the 34th minute.
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Amin Younes added the hosts’ fourth in the 49th minute, but Mathieu Valbuena‘s away goal for Lyon in the 66th will give his team at least a faint hope of advancing from next week’s second leg in France.
Culled from USA Today
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