Ajax in Rotterdam an ultimately easy victory booked on Sparta. The Kasteelclub made it the team of coach Erik ten Hag for the rest quite challenging, but went in the second company as under: 2-5.
Lasse Schöne cries out after he Ajax on 1-2 set
On her 118ste birthday had Ajax on a visit to the even older Sparta Rotterdam, which was built in 1888. The team of trainer Dick Advocaat had with two wins in a row confidence gained in the fight against relegation. That was in the first half also good to see. The Spartans gave the Ajax-players barely any time on the ball and were there briefly. That resulted sometimes spicy violations, which arbitrator Dennis Higler had his hands full.
Kramer and Huntelaar
Ajax struggled to the well-grouped Sparta defence in broken play. In fact, the first big chances for the home team. Thomas Verhaar put Robert Mühren with a subtle pass free for André Onana, which is a work of salvation had in the house. Verhaar seemed then as the score to open, but his hit was rejected because declarant Mühren offside stood. Soufyan Ahannach shot a free kick just beside the junction.
Justin Kluivert dodges a tackle
Ajax suggested there’s little about it and came after half an hour still left behind. Lasse Schöne extended a Spartan corner kick, unintentionally, with the head, making this exactly on the head of the detached Michiel Kramer came out of it: 1-0. The Castle was not yet uitgejuicht, or the ball was there less than a minute later on the other side. Schöne made his unfortunate role in the still in strong position well by David Neres with a subtle pass to send away. Neres laid the ball back to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who the ball inside frommelde: 1-1.
Michiel Kramer opens the score on behalf of Sparta
Ajax walks away
On the stroke of peace had Huntelaar with his second hit of the afternoon to make, but completely detached was he the ball at the Sparta keeper Jannik Huth. The rebound was a prey for Maximilian Wöber, that touch shot. To the dismay of the Players was the hit of the Austrian, however, rejected due to alleged offside. Wrongly, as it turned out from the repetition.
In the second half made Ajax very quickly that the arbitral miss any serious consequences had. Within a quarter of an hour curled Schöne on beautiful free-kick against the ropes (his tenth competitiegoal) and tapped Justin Kluivert after a strong action of Donny van de Beek the 1-3. Then also did Hakim Ziyech is still a coin in the bag. The playmaker dribbled from the right to the inside and placed the ball beautifully into the far corner. Following In the footsteps of Schöne curled the Moroccan, then a free-kick against the ropes. Ryan Sanusi did just that in injury time, also on behalf of Sparta (2-5).
Ajax has to win another seven points less than leader PSV. Sparta sees Roda JC, won at NAC Breda (0-1), approaching to a point. Hekkensluiter FC Twente, there will be two less than the team of a Lawyer.