JUSTIN KLUIVERT netted his first ever Champions League purpose on Tuesday night time.
And the brand new Roma star made it much more particular by dedicating the strike to former Ajax teammate Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed on the pitch in July 2017.
The surprise child suffered mind harm after a coronary heart assault on account of cardiac arrhythmia throughout a pre-season pleasant.
And in August, Nouri woke from his coma and was in a position to talk along with his household for the primary time in over a yr.
Shut pal Kluivert got here up by means of the Ajax ranks with Nouri and was fast to show a shirt along with his good friend’s identify on it after netting within the 5-Zero rout over Viktoria Plzen.
Nouri remains to be not in a position to transfer his physique, however he has been helped away from bed right into a wheelchair after making astonishing progress.
Brother Abderrahim revealed: “His neurological situation is best than just a few months in the past. Bodily, it’s exhausting.
“He doesn’t transfer the physique, simply the top, however typically he will get away from bed to take a seat in his wheelchair. You possibly can talk with him.
“To start with we weren’t allowed to stick with him for a very long time. These are the hospital’s guidelines. You may have visiting hours. However after some time the docs noticed that we as a household had lots of affect on Abdelhak.
“He grew to become calmer. He recognised us. We reassure him, he hears a well-recognized voice. Since then we will, and do, stick with him 24 hours a day. As a result of it does him good.”