Peter Bosz: ''If you reach a final you must win it ''

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Lyon have managed to score 3 goals quite a number of times this season (12) and Alexandre Lacazette's presence could push them to do the same.

Following the win, four-time European champions Ajax will meet Manchester United in the May 24 final in Stockholm.

Current manager Peter Bosz had a near three-year stint as technical director of this season's title rivals between 2006 and 2009, and arrived at Ajax in May 2016 following a 142 day stint in charge at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Meanwhile, Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette was left to rue the injury concerns that kept him from starting the first leg, which Lyon lost 4-1.

Midfielder: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) Lively in the first half and involved in most of United's best moves, the Armenian maybe deserved a goal for his venomous shot just after half-time - but Álvarez saved superbly.

Viergever was then sent off for fouling Fekir but he sent the free-kick miles over.

What determined the nature of the second half was entirely the horrors of conceding two goals, in quick succession, affecting Ajax players.

"We'll have to create chances and take them, but also remain calm and organised when we lose the ball", added Genesio.

"Two minutes before the break, everything went wrong". We had to hold on at the end after Nick Viergever's red card but we did that. Ajax collapsed to a 3-1 reversal against Lyon but were ensured safe passage by virtue of a 4-1 win in the first leg. "It is a victory for football". "It is a cruel disappointment", he said.

"We played really well at home in the first leg and we repeated that for the first 40 minutes here (in Lyon)". The three-goal lead will be hard to overcome, but not impossible for Lyon.

"We weren't far away from qualifying".

The France striker played just 15 minutes of the the defeat in Amsterdam, but is expected to lead from the front in Lyon.

  • Steve Townsend