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Champions League wrap: Ziyech scores for Ajax; Celtic wins

Ajax v SK Sturm Graz - UEFA Champions League Qualifier

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 25: Hakim Ziyech of Ajax celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier match between Ajax and SK Sturm Graz at Amsterdam Arena on July 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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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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