Ajax might not be involved in the Champions League on the senior level, but its famed youth program is taking part in the UEFA Youth League and showing that talent remains in the pipeline.
Kaj Sierhuis delivered a phenomenal bicycle kick goal against Icelandic club Breidablik, with the U-19 forward displaying his athleticism and agility with a high leap before exhibiting perfect technique for the powerful finish.
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It gave Ajax a 2-0 lead at the time, and the club went on to win 4-0.
Ajax is part of the Domestic Champions path in the UEFA Youth League, which pits 32 clubs whose senior teams are not involved in the Champions League, in a knockout-style competition until the final 16. The 32 clubs whose senior teams are involved in Champions League engage in a group stage-knockout stage tournament akin to what the Champions League is like.
The final eight standing from the Domestic Champions path and eight from the Champions League path then go knockout-style to determine the winner.