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Watch: Patrick Kluivert's son Justin scores brilliant solo goal for Ajax U19s

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Through the annals of footballing history, there are a number of examples of star players who's sons have gone on to play professionally too.

From Johan and Jordi Cruyff and Paul and Tom Ince to Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, the next generation have often followed in their father's footsteps to make careers of their own.

Like father, like son

And there could be about to be another to join the unique group judging by action in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon. That's after a certain Justin Kluivert scored an excellent solo goal, and grabbed an assist for good measure for the Ajax Under-19 side.

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In a game that the Dutch youth side won 2-0, Kluivert Jr was the star of the show some 19 years after his father played his last game for the Ajax first team.

And, whilst the 17-year-old has some way to go before he can sit alongside his dad and his 200 career goals, his brilliant individual effort against PAOK suggests he is a chip off the old block.

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Kluivert Jr.

Putting in the hard yards up front - something his father was often criticised for not doing - Justin Kluivert created the opportunity to put his side 1-0 up by winning the ball off an opposition defender at the half way line. 

From there, the youngster showcased excellent pace to sprint away from his opponent before showing composure that his dad would have been proud of as he calmly dinked the ball home.

It was a goal that will have fans of the Eredivisie side excited, not to mention supporters of the national side who will, undoubtedly, already be envisioning another Kluivert wearing the famous orange jersey in the years to come.

Kluivert Jr. wasn't done there, however, as he played a key part in putting Ajax 2-0 up.

Picking the ball up out wide, the teenager delivered an inviting cross from the right wing that his teammate couldn't help but put in the back of the net from close range.

Ajax have long been known for their ability to bring through stars of the future. This time, though, the next man up could have a very familiar name on the back of his shirt.

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