Ajax 1-2 Roma: Ibanez grabs stunning late winner for Serie A side in Europa League quarter-finals

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Ajax 1-2 Roma: Ibanez grabs stunning late winner for Serie A side... who hold the advantage in Europa League quarter-final after coming back from a goal down in Amsterdam

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen opened the scoring cooly in the 39th minute But Roma struck back 12 minutes after half-time through Lorenzo PellegriniAnd Ibanez nicked a late winner for the visitors who have two vital away goals  The return-leg will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome next Thursday The winner of this tie will play either Manchester Utd or Granada in the semis  

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 16:54 EDT, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 16:54 EDT, 8 April 2021

On loan Brazilian Ibanez grabbed a dramatic late winner for Roma against Ajax in their Europa League quarter-final first-leg in Amsterdam.     

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen had given the hosts a first-half lead with a calm finish in the 39th minute, but Roma hit back 12 minutes after the interval through Lorenzo Pellegrini. 

But there was to be late drama as 22-year-old Ibanez finished with aplomb after the ball broke to him from a set-piece to give Roma a vital lead ahead of the second-leg in Rome next week.  

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Ibanez (R) celebrates his dramatic late winner for Roma against Ajax in the Europa League 

Lorenzo Pellegrini scored the first away goal for Roma against Ajax on Thursday evening 

Pellegrini celebrates with his team-mates after his equaliser in the 57th minute in Amsterdam 

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen had opened the scoring with a calm finish just before half-time

The Dutchman is mobbed by his team-mates after the opening goal of the quarter-final clash 

But it's advantage Roma with the away goal ahead of the second-leg in Italy next Thursday 

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