Traore targets Europa final berth

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Ajax forward Bertrand Traore wants the Dutch giants to be clinical and reach the Europa League final after an incredible display in the semi-final, first leg.

The 21-year-old's brace helped secure a 4-1 victory over Ligue 1 side Lyon in Amsterdam, with a three-goal lead to take into the second leg at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. 

Amin Younes and Kasper Dolberg also got onto the scoresheet for the hosts, while Mathieu Valbuena grabbed the solitary goal for Bruno Genesio's men.

Nonetheless, Traore is taking nothing for granted, saying after the game: "Yeah, we have to [advance to the final], you know we can't throw this great night away.

"We have to stay focused, of course we have to enjoy the victory, but at the same time stay focused. We need to try and secure our qualification. We want to play for this final, so we'll fight for it."

The Burkina Faso international, who is nearing the end of his season-long loan from Chelsea, has scored four goals and registered as many assists in 11 outings in the Europa League this term.