'Bosz babes' Ajax take cut-price route to Europa League final

Lacazette return gives Lyon hope of Ajax turnaround

Lyon have a momentous task at hand as they host Ajax on Thursday in the second leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League.

UEFA chaged Lyon with the setting off of fireworks, throwin objects, invading the pitch and blocking stairways as Lyon crashed out in the semifinals 5-4 on aggregate to Ajax despite winning the second leg 3-1.

Ajax warmed up for the match with a thumping 4-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles over the weekend while Lyon managed to overcome Nantes by 3-2 to gain some traction ahead of the midweek fixture.

Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette reacts after his team scored their side's third goal during the second leg semi final soccer match between Olympique Lyon and Ajax in the Stade de Lyon, Decines, France, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Crushing victory in Amsterdam allowed "Ajax" to make a step towards the final of the Europa League.

Resilient Lyon made a strong comeback late in the first half with their top scorer Alexandre Lacazette's two goals in less than two minutes. Nick Viergever's poor clearance let the home side maintain the pressure and it was Nabil Fekir, who found Lacazette at the back post.




Maxwel Cornet nearly forced extra time with a shot which flew inches wide of the far post in the final minute, but a clearly rattled Ajax managed to hold on. As a result, we're taking Lyon on here as Ajax should have plenty of chances against their suspect defence.

Following the win, four-time European champions Ajax will meet Manchester United in the May 24 final in Stockholm.

"Now we'll see if we can really make history".

Dolberg has already talked down a move to Manchester United and Manchester City, but there could be further interest from elsewhere during the summer for a player contracted to Ajax until 2021. "We weren't clinical enough in front of goal and not effective enough defensively", Lacazette said.

"Over the two legs, we deserve to go through", Bosz told RTL.

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