One of the proposed benefits of Yaya Sanago’s loan move to Ajax was the fact he’d be getting Champions League football.
Sadly, that’s not going to be the case. After an 84th minute introduction in the first leg of their drawn qualifier away at Rapid Viena, the French striker came on in the 71st minute but couldn’t help prevent Frank de Boer’s side going down 3-2 to the Austrians.
It means that Ajax will play in the Europa League this season rather than in Europe’s premier competition.
Domestically, Sanogo will be looking for his first Eredivisie appearance when Ajax kick off their new season at AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.