Ajax has Sunday a hard fought victory at FC Utrecht booked. The Amsterdammers won in Stadium Galgenwaard with 1-3 and therefore remain in the track of leader PSV. The number two is the winter break with two points behind the Locals.
Traditional Ajax difficult in Utrecht. The club achieved only one victory in the last nine matches played, but Sunday was the team trainer Erik ten Hag for a long time all-powerful at the Domstedelingen.
By hits of Kasper Dolberg and Dusan Tadic seemed to be Ajax on the way to a simple victory, but Utrecht made it through a goal from Nick Venema in the final stage, still exciting. Frenkie de Jong determined the final score in injury time on 1-3.
FC Utrecht by the defeat on 28 points sticking in the Premier league. The backlog of the number four at number three Feyenoord later on Sunday in action against ADO Den Haag, amounts to seven points.
Ajax started well in the competition and came after fourteen minutes ahead. The attack began at The Young, who Dolberg reached with a beautiful long pass. The Utrecht defense was completely out of position and took advantage of the Danish striker. After a one-two with Daley Blind, he simply in the right corner.
Ajax gets a penalty for intervention VAR
Also, Hakim Ziyech was in the first half close to a hit with a shot distance. Utrecht suggested there would be little in front of it. The home team made only after a half an hour play for the first danger. Oussama Tannane gave tight for from a free kick, but the ball was next tapped by Ajax defender Matthijs de ligt.
In the second half went to Utrecht opportunistischer play. Sean Klaiber was close to equalize, but his shot could the direction be changed by The Young.
With the help of the VAR doubled Ajax then the lead. After watching the video gave referee Dennis Higler a penalty to the people of Amsterdam, because Utrecht-defender Willem Jansen Ajax striker Dolberg was holding in the penalty area. Tadic made no mistake from eleven metres.
Vuurwerkbom explodes next to Onana
After the penalty had Higler the game just shut down because there are close to Ajax keeper Andre Onana a vuurwerkbom exploded. After the stadionspeaker the fans reproachful had spoken, the race was resumed.
Sixteen minutes before time was, Utrecht the duel out of nowhere yet still exciting. After a flurry of Klaiber was pointed Venema 1-2 binnenkoppen. The Domstedelingen were then given by Timo Letschert a chance to equalize, but his header went over.
Six minutes before time, failed Ziyech the third Ajax-hit. Only for City keeper David Jensen, he shot straight at the goalkeeper. In the injury time, The Young the end is still on 1-3 after a flurry of Ziyech.
Ajax will be in January in the United States to prepare for the second half of the season. The Locals there bring on the Florida Cup. FC Utrecht will convene a training camp in the Spanish La Magna.
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