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Ajax allows second place safe after simple thuiszege on AZ

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Ajax has Sunday the second place in the Eredivisie and therefore a ticket for the preliminary round of the Champions League secured. The Amsterdammers won in your own home easy with 3-0 direct competitor, AZ.

Ajax stood halfway up a 1-0 lead by a goal from Donny van de Beek and ran after the rest, off to 3-0 thanks to hits from Justin Kluivert and David Neres.

The team of trainer Erik ten Hag increased by the victory, the gap with AZ to an unbridgeable eight points with just one round for the bow.

Ajax after the summer, two qualifying rounds to survive to be allowed to come in the group stage of the Champions League. Last year it went against OGC Nice miss in the third qualifying round.

AZ, last week, in the final of the KNVB cup with 3-0 lost to Feyenoord, making his debut in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Goodbye

After farewell was taken of the transfervrije defenders Nick Viergever and Mitchell Dijks started Ajax good to the game against the disabled AZ, that without the an Wout Weghorst, Oussama Idrissi and Stijn Wuytens had set.

The home team got in the first twenty minutes, through Hakim Ziyech also two good opportunities. The playmaker shot after a nice individual action flies along and stumbled then on the legs of goalkeeper Marco Bizot.

Ajax came in the 38th minute later on a 1-0 lead by the Stream. The midfielder got the ball on a silver platter by Matthijs de ligt and headed home from close touch.

AZ left two minutes later, in attacking sense for the first hear. Ferdy Druijf, the replacement of Weghorst, received a proposal from Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a nice opportunity, but he shot high over.

Effortlessly

Ajax was also in the second half the parent party and that has resulted already in the 49th minute in the 2-0 of Kluivert. The attacker, after doorkoppen of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar controlled.

The resistance of AZ was definitively broken and the visitors were fortunate that Ajax initially sloppy and hung out with the space provided, and a goal from David Neres (rightly) have been disapproved because of offside.

The same Neres made in the 88th minute, however, still 3-0. The clubtopscorer was unlocked by Ziyech and passed Bizot from the edge of the penalty area with a nice curl into the top corner.

Special moment in the Johan Cruijff Arena was the applause in the 34th minute in honor of Abdelhak Nouri, who in the preparation of this season’s brain damage left him in congestive heart failure.


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