Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui Fasted For Ramadan During Ajax's Champions League Match
Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui both observed Ramadan during Ajax's Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Tottenham.
Muslims all over the world are fasting for Ramadan including Ziyech and Mazraoui.
Ziyech and Mazraoui abstained from eating and drinking on Wednesday during Ajax's European fixture with the pair of Moroccans breaking fast in the 24th minute of the match.
They refueled and continued the game with Ziyech scoring just 11 minutes after taking in food and water.
Hakim Ziyech :fire::fire::fire:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2019
Try stopping that!
His 21st goal of the season is a beauty :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/l2WvSWtAKV
Massive respect to Ziyech and Mazraoui.
Football fans on social media also appreciated their incredible feat.
Mazraoui and Ziyech are apparently fasting for Ramadan and had to wait til the 24th minute of tonight's game before refueling. Whatever they had, certainly did the trick for Ziyech #AJATOT pic.twitter.com/95Op5s7NUi- Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) May 8, 2019
Ziyech is playing as if he is a roadrunner. And that with the ramadan. De Ligt clears everything he faces.- Jasper (@TikiTakaTaglia) May 8, 2019
What is even more incredible from Ziyech is that he is FASTING right now for Ramadan. While playing in this #ChampionsLeague semi-final. And he scores THAT goal.... outrageous talent in this Ajax team. #CruyffWouldBeProud pic.twitter.com/mckI51bxqX- Nick (@Nick28T) May 8, 2019
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hakim ziyech and mazraoui pure class they are fasting during ramadan and still they are one of the best in the pich TODAY pure class . Everything is possible as long as you trust god. #AjaxTottenham #AJATOT- Salle (@salle94a) May 8, 2019
Ziyech and Mazraoui are both fasting for Ramadan, had to wait until half way through the first half before they could take anything in. A bit of Power gel and water and Ziyech hulked up. Amazing. #AJATOT #UCL- Kyle DeLonge :soccer: (@SM_Kyle) May 8, 2019
Credit to athletes that are fasting during Ramadan and still competing, Mané probably yesterday and Ziyech probably today- Mr NBT (@JoeNBT) May 8, 2019
Ziyech, 26, has been influential for Ajax in the Champions League. He's weighed in with goals and assists as he enjoys a superb campaign.
He's bagged 21 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, including three goals in the Champions League.
What's more, only Lionel Messi (8) has been directly involved in more goals in the Champions League knockout stages than Ziyech this term (5 - three goals and two assists), per OptaJoe.
5 - Only Lionel Messi (8) has been directly involved in more goals in the Champions League knockout stages than Hakim Ziyech this season (5 - three goals and two assists). Mercurial. #AJATOT pic.twitter.com/cRkq94hrai- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 8, 2019
The left-footed wonder is available for just £25 million. Yes, twenty-five million!
Naturally, following his heroics in the Champions League, Ziyech has been strongly linked with a move away from Amsterdam with the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund reportedly interested in snapping him up.