Ajax's Hakim Ziyech Scores An Absolute Screamer Against Valencia
Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech has added to his ever-growing list of sublime Champions League goals by scoring an absolute screamer against Valencia on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old let rip from 30 yards In the club's Champions League Group H tie at The Mestalla, leaving experienced goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with absolutely no chance in between the sticks.
Just take a look at this strike. The dip. The swerve. It is just majestic from the former FC Twente player.
:scream: How Hakim Ziyech is still at Ajax is beyond me... #UCL pic.twitter.com/2Ya8kDtc90
- Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) October 2, 2019
:rocket::rocket::rocket:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2019
Hakim Ziyech's left foot is absolutely magic!
A rocket at the Mestalla! pic.twitter.com/BcCXu6xxEo
Ziyech, who was strongly linked with a move away from Erik ten Hag's side in the summer, is proving his quality again in Europe's biggest competition after an incredible campaign in 2018/19.
The Moroccan was selected as one of the 20 best players in last season's Champions League competition.
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He also picked up the Dutch footballer of the year award after scoring nine goals in 34 games last campaign, as well as assisting 14 times.
How the hell did no one pick up Hakim Ziyech from Ajax this summer? Honestly, the man is a monster! pic.twitter.com/XGLCOsnreN- Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) October 2, 2019
Hakim Ziyech was involved in 35 goals for Ajax last season and was an integral part of their iconic Champions League campaign.- bet365 (@bet365) October 2, 2019
He was available for £35m in the summer.
Nobody signed him.
He's just hit another worldie against Valencia, his sixth of the season already.
5 - Hakim Ziyech scored or assisted a goal in each of his last five matches in the Champions League (2 goals, 3 assists), the longest streak such for an @AFCAjax player this century. Wizard. pic.twitter.com/da5lrPuSlL- OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) October 2, 2019
Hakim Ziyech scored a beauty for Ajax tonight... Baffling that nobody made a big effort to try to sign him this summer when he was keen to leave. Great for Ajax though.- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) October 2, 2019
It makes you think, why didn't a big club spend big on Ziyech this summer? He clearly has the talent.