Ajax has with hang and strangle to his duty fulfilled against sc Heerenveen. The team of trainer Erik ten Hag played again not a great race, but ran in the second half the road: 4-1.
Relief at Ajax after the 2-1 of Tagliafico
After Ajax last week lost to Vitesse (3-2) were all analysts agree that the title in the Premier league certainly was. After the humiliating defeat of leader PSV on Saturday at Willem II (5-0) got the team of trainer Erik ten Hag, however, yet again a chance to the mutual difference to reduce and bring back to seven points. A still considerable gap, but one – seven duels for the end – not irreconcilable. Also because the two titelconcurrenten each other, yet meet in Eindhoven.
Ajax started the meeting with Heerenveen with a striking change. Captain Joël Veltman had to be in place to give it to Rasmus Kristensen, allowing the aanvoerdersband to the arm of Matthijs de ligt was. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was again fit enough to be in the striker to start. Siem de Jong was, therefore, again on the couch. Huntelaar was in the first half minute immediately dangerous, but saw his efforts blocked. The Is seemed after four minutes straight on a penalty kick, after a corner kick down to the ground by Morten Thorsby. Arbitrator Jeroen Kamphuis however, don’t be at the dot.
Hakim Ziyech tries Martin Ødegaard will play out
The Lies and Ødegaard
After a nice initial collapsed Ajax way, as in the last weeks often was the case. The team At Hag had trouble getting the compact defence of Heerenveen broken to play and so was the opening goal from the air. After a half hour, explained Hakim Ziyech the ball with much feeling on the head of captain The Is, which touch headed home: 1-0. For the still only 18-year-old defender was his third competitietreffer. Ajax was hardly uitgejuicht or Heerenveen came alongside. And how. With a beautiful bang from a distance devoured Martin Ødegaard André Onana: 1-1.
Captain Matthijs de ligt cheers after his hit
With those standings were looking for both teams to the dressing room. Ajax came in the second half strong out of the starting blocks and got through to Huntelaar two dabs of opportunities. It had the ground rush at least one. First lap Huntelaar hopeless about, after he himself handsome had unlocked. Then had the old hand what bad luck, when he put a cross in one time on the slipper took over, but his commitment through the bottom of the crossbar of the goal bounced. Also, Donny van de Beek was able to score, but the midfielder punterde first, apart from a promising position and found then with a header Heerenveen goalkeeper Martin Hansen on his way.
The same Hansen seemed to be Ajax, after an hour of straight sitting. The final item held two bets in a row, but were without a chance on a shot from Nicolas Tagliafico: 2-1. For the Spaniard it was his first hit in the Ajax shirt. Funnily enough, did the lead of the Locals no good. Ajax allowed himself to reducing and survived a few perilous moments for the target narrowly. On the other hand, failed the home team in the first instance to duel to decide. After a lightning-fast counter were three Players in scoring position, but failed Neres after a moderate return of Ziyech.
Short for time, it was still tap. Ziyech put Of the Stream, this time with a smart pass free for Hansen, who remained quietly and touch shot. The final chord was Neres, who took advantage of a mistake by Lucas Woudenberg (4-1). Ajax reduces by the victory the difference with PSV, but at the moment just as important for the Locals: number three AZ now has five points less. The Alkmaarders play on Sunday at Feyenoord.