Ajax has for the gates of hell three points away from FC Groningen.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is finally worth its weight in gold for Ajax.
The team of trainer Erik ten Hag won at the number 14 of the Premier league with a 2-1, leaving behind leader PSV with five more duels in the Premier league to seven points.
The Amsterdammers were to the North traveled in the knowledge that the team really only benefit was a victory. The competitor from Eindhoven had Saturday night with a 5-1 win of NAC, so Ajax had to win to stay in the battle for the national.
– Veltman on another position back in based Ajax
In the first half, it seemed not, however, like Ajax, but FC Groningen had to play for. The biggest chance in the opening phase was for Juninho Bacuna, who after a combination with Mimoun Mahi free-kick seemed to get the direction of André Onana, but the basis of the returned Joël Veltman could the shot have just enough blocks.
After a small fifteen minutes came the lead for the home team there is still. Mahi put in for from the left and Matthijs de ligt (with Orange against Portugal last week, even as strong acted) did not succeed in to Tom van Weert to dissuade the 1-0 within to shoot. Halfway through the first half seemed to be the damage for Ajax even more, when Veltman the ball unluckily against his hand, and referee Kevin Blom FC Groningen a penalty kick gave.
– ‘The Lies must go to Ajax’
Mahi sat confidently behind the ball, but saw his efforts from the corner tapped by Onana. The Amsterdammers had their goalkeeper to thank that the damage by not resting was greater than 1-0, because the keeper from Cameroon also made a flurry of Ritsu Doan harmless, loved Mahi again, of scoring and was also ready with an icicle of Bacuna.
The only time that Ajax in offensive way reported was through a header by Rasmus Kristensen, who have been attempt after a cross from Donny van de Beek is no force to convert. After rest, visitors got a great opportunity through Hakim Ziyech, but the Moroccan was in a favorable position not to have a good shot with the right.
Bacuna then got the chance to FC Groningen 2-0 to convert, but chose to get the ball wide instead of shooting, which Is a could intervene. A moment later, shot the midfielder does, but that goal was incorrectly disallowed for offside. Halfway through the second half headlined Kluivert eventually the 1-1. The brand new international hit fully detached touch from a cross from Ziyech, after which the biggest opportunities in the next stage for Ajax. Ziyech lap right next to it, and Nicolas Tagliafico was close.
After the second yellow card of Veltman five minutes before time it seemed as if Ajax reconcile with a draw, but grabbed it the full profit. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar received the ball from David Neres and shot the Locals still have to profit.
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