Hakim Ziyech Scores Free-Kick From A Ridiculous Angle Against Chelsea
Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech has scored a truly magnificent free-kick against Chelsea in a whirlwind first half in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old, who has netted seven goals in all competitions this season, bagged his third goal of the group stages from a truly ridiculous angle to give Erik ten Hag's side a 3-1 lead.
Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso conceded a free-kick in the 35th minute despite their being no danger around him.
And in true Ziyech fashion, the Dutch-born Moroccan wrapped his dangerous left foot around the ball and somehow found the back of the net thanks to Kepa's face.
BT Sport commentator Glenn Hoddle claims the talented winger was aiming for goal and we've got to agree. What a strike.
This about as unlucky as it gets :see_no_evil:
Hakim Ziyech's cross hits Kepa square in the face and goes in. Wait for the slow-motion replays... :grimacing: pic.twitter.com/NRJb5JHeQx
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 5, 2019
:dizzy: Hakim Ziyech in all competitions since the start of last season...
- Games: 69
- Goals: 30
- Assists: 37#CHEAJA pic.twitter.com/nPRu6COwnS
- The Sportsman Bet (@TheSportsmanBet) November 5, 2019
Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to the game at Stamford Bridge.
Tammy Abraham scored an own goal with just two minutes played after Quincy Promes floated in a dangerous ball into the box.
But it didn't take long for Frank Lampard's men to get back into the game.
Just minutes later, penalty specialist Jorginho netted from the spot after Christian Pulisic was brought down by Ajax defender Joël Veltman.
:large_blue_circle: 1-1 :red_circle: #CHEAJA pic.twitter.com/lcpFd3owMQ
- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 5, 2019
Ajax forward Quincy Promes, who has also impressed for the Eredivise side this season, regained the lead for the away side with 20 minutes on the clock.
And then that man Ziyech, who provided Promes with his goal, scored from a ridiculous angle in the 35th minute to make it 3-1.
9 - Hakim Ziyech has either scored or assisted in nine of his last 12 Champions League appearances (4 goals, 5 assists). Baller. pic.twitter.com/gPnNPw62Op
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2019
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