Ex-MDC star makes Eredivisie history

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Former Ajax Cape Town striker Lassina Traore made history over the weekend after scoring five goals in Ajax Amsterdam's record 13-0 Eredivisie win over VVV-Venlo.

Traore, who spent two years with the Urban Warriors' MultiChoice Diski Challenge side between 2017 and 2019, netted five goals and three assists as the Dutch giants recorded the largest-ever win Eredivisie history on Saturday. 

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The 19-year-old Burkina Faso international's stellar performance helped Ajax break their own record that had stood for 48 years when Johan Cruyff's famous side had recorded a comprehensive 12-1 victory over Vitesse Arnhem.

Traore, who joined Ajax on a three-and-a-half year deal in January last year, also became the first player to score five goals in a league match for the club since Marco van Basten in 1985, and the first to record three assists since Frenkie de Jong three years ago.

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"You don't see this type of result in the Eredivisie. It's very special," Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said after the record-breaking win, per the Global Times. "We were hungry in the field. We wanted to score goals – and I'm fine with that."

In total, Traore has now played a hand in 16 goals in 20 appearances across all competitions since his first-team debut for the Dutch giants last year, scoring nine times and assisting a further seven strikes for his teammates. 

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