Kluivert Pays Incredible Tribute To Former Ajax Teammate After Scoring For Roma
Justin Kluivert has scored for the very first time in the Champions League.
Roma took on Viktoria Plzeň in the latest round of fixtures when the Dutch winger found the back of the net, deciding it was the perfect time to pay tribute to former Ajax teammate Abdelhak 'Appie' Nouri.
Check it out:
Justin Kluivert has scored his first-ever Champions League goal :raised_hands:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 2 October 2018
He celebrated by paying tribute to former Ajax teammate Abdelhak Nouri :heart: pic.twitter.com/3liFmhA1rK
You have to respect Kluivert for his fitting tribute to Nouri.
Nouri was playing a match for Ajax in July 2017 when he collapsed on the pitch.
Unfortunately, the 21-year-old Dutch midfielder suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack, which resulted in permanent brain damage and ended his career at the Eredivisie side.
Kluivert played for Ajax from 2016 to 2018, making over 40 appearances for the club. In June, he completed a move to Roma for an initial fee of €17.25m.
Roma thrashed Viktoria Plzeň 5-0, with Edin Džeko bagging himself a hat-trick.
In the footsteps of his father-Justin Kluivert has his first Champions League goal! :fire: pic.twitter.com/0YlNboEhws- B/R Football (@brfootball) 2 October 2018
19y 150d - @OfficialASRoma's Justin Kluivert will become the second youngest Dutch player to start a Champions League game for a foreign team, after Jeffrey Bruma (19y 10d in 2010, for Chelsea). Promise. pic.twitter.com/nAxmLMYqvz- OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) 2 October 2018
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