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Irish striker Rooney on target in man-of-the-match Europa League display

Aberdeen were 3-0 winners at Pittordie tonight.

Aberdeen v CS Fola Esch - UEFA Europa League - Qualifying First Round - Pittodrie Stadium Rooney celebrating (file photo). Source: Craig Watson

HE HAS YET to be handed his senior debut at international level, but Adam Rooney continues to score bags of goals at club level.

The 28-year-old Aberdeen striker, who has notched 48 goals in all competitions over the past two seasons, was in action for the Scottish Premiership side in the Europa League second qualifying round this evening.

Facing Latvian outfit Ventspils at Pittordie, the Dubliner capped off a man-of-the-match performance with the Dons’ second goal in a 3-0 victory.

Five minutes after Irishman Jonny Hayes had set up Jayden Stockey for the opener, Rooney rifled in a second with his left foot on 75 minutes, before on-loan winger Wes Burn headed in a third on his debut.

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It’s Rooney’s second goal of the season and the eighth of his career in the Europa League.

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