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Salzburg thrash Ajax 3-0

Austria's FC Red Bull Salzburg thrashed Ajax 3-0 on Thursday in Amsterdam, leaving the Dutch side with not much hope of gaining points at the return match in Austria next week.

Salzburg found the net within the first 15 minutes, with a penalty shot from captain Jonathan Soriano. The second followed from Sadio Mane with Salzburg holding on to possession and dominating much of the match.

But the highlight of the Europe League game was a soaring third goal from Soriano that came from just within the Salzburg half and flew 40 metres, over the head of Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, and into the net.

Ajax pushed back towards the end, nearly making the final score a slightly less embarrassing 3-1, but a save from Salzburg's Peter Gulacsi in extra time helped keep them at bay until the final whistle.

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