Europa League: Ajax took control of semi-final tie against Lyon, 4-1
Bertrand Traore scored twice, as Ajax took control of their Europa League semi-final tie against Lyon, with a commanding first-leg performance.
The hosts went in front in the 25th minute through the Chelsea loaneee. The Burkina Faso got a slight touch on Hakin Ziyech’s free-kick, to send the ball beyond Anthony Lopes.
It was 2-0 within 10 minutes, as Traore won the ball following a defensive error and laid it on for Kasper Dolberg to double their advantage.
After the break, Amin Younes extended Ajax’s lead. Mathieu Valbuena pulled one back for the Ligue 1 side, before Traore struck again.
The second leg will be played in France next week and the winner will face Manchester United or Celta Vigo in the final.