May 11, 2021

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VAR cancels Nsame strike against Ajax as Young Boys crash out of Europa League

The Cameroon international saw his effort ruled out for offside as his team wrapped up their campaign in the European tournament.

Jean-Pierre Nsame’s strike was canceled by the video assistant referee as Young Boys lost 2-0 to Ajax in Thursday’s round of 16 second leg of the Europa League meeting.

The forward secured his eighth appearance in European competition but couldn’t add to his four goals in the tournament this season.

The striker made a frantic effort to try and save his team from the crash of the competition, but to no avail.

Despite losing 3-0 in the first leg, the Swiss club started the game on the back foot, which allowed the Dutch side to dictate the procedure.

Ajax quickly opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a nice strike from David Neres after receiving help from Dusan Tadic.

After the restart, the Sons of the Gods continued to dominate the game and secured their second in the 49th minute.

Erik ten Hag’s men were awarded a penalty and Tadic quickly fired goalkeeper Guillaume Faivre.

Nsame then fired a nice shot into the back of the net, but after a check by the video assistant referee, the effort was ruled out for offside.

The Cameroon international played for the duration of the match while his teammate and Democratic Republic of Congo striker Meschack Elia played for 65 minutes before being replaced by Felix Mambimbi.

Nsame has scored 20 goals and provided eight assists in 32 appearances across all competitions this season, amid other dazzling displays.

The forward has been with Young Boys since the summer of 2017 when he teamed up with the side of another Swiss club, Servette.

Nsame has helped the Wankdorf Stadium team win a number of accolades since arriving, including three consecutive Swiss Super League titles.

The forward is expected to feature prominently when his side face Zurich in their next league game on Sunday.

Nsame has only made two appearances for Cameroon and hopes his impressive performances will help him win more caps for the Central African side.