Ajax remains in track leader Feyenoord after difficult victory at Vitesse


Ajax remains in track leader Feyenoord after difficult victory at Vitesse

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Ajax has Sunday, no error is made in the title. The Amsterdammers were in Arnhem with a lot of difficulty with Vitesse and recorded the sixth competitiezege in a row: 0-1.

Davy Klaassen made after 26 minutes for the only hit in the Gelredome. The midfielder completed a counter and drew his eleventh competitietreffer this season and his fiftieth official goal for Ajax.

In the final stage, missed the same Doe still a penalty, but the Locals continued loss of points saved by Vitesse poorly dealt with the many possibilities.

The narrow win keeps Ajax in the trail of leading the Team, which is now two points more. The Locals play at 16.45 hours is still an away game against ADO Den Haag. Number three PSV won Saturday night with a 3-1 NEC and has three points less than Ajax.

At Ajax was Jairo Riedewald to the kick-off. The defender replaced Daley Sinkgraven, who is in the Europa League match with Legia Warsaw (0-0) on Thursday was injured being hit. Riedewald was by coach Peter Bosz in the centre standing next to Davinson Sánchez, leaving Nick Viergever turning to the linksbackpositie.

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Losing the ball

In the early stages was both Vitesse as a Ajax very sloppy in possession, for an open contest resulted in the Gelredome. Vitesse got the first chance of the match, but Adnane Tighadouini lap at the edge of the penalty area obviously.

Twenty minutes later, popped the attacker again dangerous in the penalty area after more losts of Ajax, but goalkeeper Andre Onana loved the bet with his legs. The Locals were hitherto only dangerous with a lasting shot of Hakim Ziyech.

After 26 minutes it was Ajax that first should cheer. Ziyech ontfutselde on the edge of his own penalty area the ball to Milot Rashica and played in on Judy, with an excellent crosspass Nick Viergever reached on the left. The walking Klaassen got the ball from Amin Younes and made the self-initiated counter with a viewed slider: 0-1.

After the opening goal came as Ajax better in the game and created more chances, but the 0-2 for peace remained. Lasse Schöne (free kick apart), Kasper Dolberg (salvation Eloy Room) and Viergever (stray cross on the crossing) could not manage to score.

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At the beginning of the second half, it was Vitesse that immediately took the initiative. It resulted in a great opportunity for Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but the striker saw his header from a corner in the line are extracted by Klaassen.

The good intentions of Vitesse just after peace proved to be a harbinger for the rest of the second half. Ajax came only sporadically for the purpose of the Room, while Vitesse became more and more threatening. It made for some perilous situations in the penalty area from Ajax, but the defence remained intact.

The biggest chance was for Nathan, but his hard shot from distance flew right next to it. Ajax had only heard of with a free-kick from Ziyech, but his attempt was easy prey for Room.

Yet, it was the team of Leaf that a quarter of an hour for the time the game locked had to throw. Referee Kevin Blom put the ball on the dot after a violation of Navarone Foor on Ziyech, but the Cream prevented with a salvation in his right hand corner that Said his second hit of the afternoon.

Vitesse remained alive and went into the final looking hard for the equalizer. The final assault resulted in several perilous moments for the purpose of Onana, but Ajax kept with difficulty stand, and continued loss of points saved.

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