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LOAN WATCH: Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore makes first Ajax start in Champions League

Bertrand Traore made his full debut for Dutch giants Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old forward started in a three-man attack alongside fellow youngsters Amin Younes and Anwar El Ghazi as Peter Bosz's inexperienced side drew 1-1 with Rostov in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

Traore, who debuted for Ajax off the bench in the Eredivisie against Roda JC on the weekend, featured for 82 minutes before being replaced by Kasper Dolberg.

Ecuador international Christian Novoa opened the scoring for Rostov with a lovely free-kick on 13 minutes before Ajax responded through captain Davy Klaassen who converted from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after Riechedly Bazoer's shot was handled in the area.

The appearance was Traore's third in Europe's top club competition having played twice for parent club Chelsea last season against Maccabi Tel Aviv and PSG.

Andrew Slevison
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