Ajax without Younes and Cerny, De Jong and Huntelaar against Groningen
Ajax must be Sunday in the competitieduel with FC Groningen without Amin Younes. The German vleugelspeler is sick and is replaced by Vaclav Cerny. Also Frenkie de Jong and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar stand on the kick-off in the Johan Cruijff Arena.
De Jong and Huntelaar get a trainer Marcel Emperor preferred, respectively, Lasse Schöne and Kasper Dolberg. The Danish midfielder and striker start on the bench.
Due to the absence of Younes is a surprising move for Cerny, who for the first time this season at the kick-off is at Ajax. The Church, together with striker Huntelaar and Justin Kluivert the forefront.
Last Thursday in the heenduel with Rosenborg BK (0-1 loss) in the play-offs of the Europa League got David Neres still the preferred Kluivert. The Brazilian is now starting on the bench.
The midfield of Ajax, in addition to The Young, formed by Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek. The defense of Ajax is completely intact compared to the last races.
Davinson Sanchez was the last games not in the selection of Ajax, and was this week for a record sold to Tottenham Hotspur. The new Colombian right back Luis Orejuela has not yet speelgerechtigd.
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Ajax hopes against FC Groningen to ensure a turnaround after a bad start of the season. The team of the Emperor knew any of the first four official matches to win.
The Amsterdammers lost last week’s first match in the Premier league of Heracles Almelo (2-1) and must, after the defeat against Rosenborg fear an early elimination in Europe.
Just like Ajax, FC Groningen for the first game not to win. The team of trainer Ernest Faber played last week at home with a 3-3 flush against sc Heerenveen in the Derby of the North. Compared to that duel makes Ritsu Doan in the basis for Ajdin Hrustic.
The duel between Ajax and FC Groningen starts at 14.30 and is headed by referee Dennis Higler.
Setup Ajax: Onana; Veltman, The Lies, Viergever, Dijks; The Young, Of the Stream, Ziyech; Kluivert, Huntelaar and Cerny.
Opstelling FC Groningen: Padt; Te Wierik, Reijnen, Larsen, Warmerdam; Bacuna, Jenssen; Mahi, Drost, Hrustic; Veldwijk.
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