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Samuel Adegbenro Nigerian striker sends Ajax packing from Europa League

Adegbenro's second goal was a brilliant solo effort, beating two men before cutting to his right foot to score.

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Samuel Adegbenro play Samuel Adegbenro scored a brace for Rosenborg SK to dump Ajax out of the Europa League (Twitter/FCNorge)

Little known Nigerian striker Samuel Adegbenro sent last season’s Europa League finalist Ajax packing from the UEFA competition.

Adegbenro netted a brace for Norwegian side Rosenborg SK in their 3-2 home win against Ajax in the Europa League play-off on Thursday, August 24.


Adegbenro came in as a substitute for Milan Jevtovic in the 68th minute with Ajax leading 2-1.

Amin Younes and Lasse Schoene were the scorers for Ajax while former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner scored for Rosenberg.

12 minutes after coming on as a substitute, Adegbenro scored the equaliser before netting the winner in the 89th minute.

Samuel Adegbenro and Nicklas Bendtner with  Rosenborg SK teammates play Adegbenro celebrates with his Rosenborg SK teammates after his winner (OLE MARTIN WOLD/AFP/Getty Images)

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The second, which was the winner was a brilliant solo effort, beating two men before cutting to his right foot to fire a low drive into the corner of the net.

The 21-year-old was scored the only goal when Rosenborg got an away 1-0 win over Ajax in the first leg of the play-off.

The two-leg tie ended 4-2 on aggregate in favour of Rosenborg. They progressed to the group stage where they have been drawn in Group L with Zenit St Petersburg, Real Sociedad and Vardar.

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