Lille’s Turkish midfielder Yusuf Yazici scored his seventh goal in the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League (UEL) Thursday to have the most UEL goals among all Turkish players in a single season.
The achievement came as Dutch football powerhouse Ajax Amsterdam earned a 2-1 win to knock the French club out of the Europa League.
Yazici scored the equalizer from a penalty kick in the 78th minute to reach seven goals in the 2020-21 Europa League campaign.
In the Europa League group phase, the 24-year-old scored a hat-trick twice against Czech club Sparta Prague and Italy’s AC Milan.
Yazici is an integral player for Lille as he also scored seven goals in 22 French Ligue 1 matches this season.
The Turkish international is a versatile player in the offense as he can play as a second striker, attacking midfielder or right winger on the pitch.
Before his move to Lille in 2019, Yazici played for Turkish team Trabzonspor.
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