Ajax has no child in Willem II: 5-0 | Football

After more than 20 minutes, the team from Amsterdam already led 3-0. First it was Antony who made a nice hit from outside the penalty area in the 15th minute. The Brazilian also accounted for the third goal. In between, it was Lisandro Martínez who made it 2-0 with a knockout goal.

VAR clears goal Haller

Sébastien Haller, who was back in the starting lineup after a short illness, seemed to take care of the 4-0, but his goal was rejected after consultation with the VAR. He would have been offside, but Dries Saddiki had touched the ball after Dusan Tadic’s pass.

Timon Wellenreuther gets in Sebastien Haller's way.

Timon Wellenreuther gets in Sebastien Haller’s way.

Ajax slowed down and the pace slowed down. Shortly after the break, Martínez headed over the crossbar. After 72 minutes of football, it was hit again for the team from Amsterdam. This time Davy Klaassen scored. Ajax seemed to have gotten the hang of it again. A few minutes later it was substitute Danilo (for Haller) who put the 5-0 on the scoreboard. Then the cake was gone. Danilo headed over again and Steven Berghuis (substitute for Antony) missed for an empty goal.

Ajax now has 4 points more than Feyenoord and PSV follows on 5 points. The numbers 2 and 3 of the ranking will still be in action this weekend. Ajax already received Willem II on Thursday with a view to Tuesday’s last group match against Sporting Portugal in the Champions League. The management of the club from Amsterdam thought before the start of the season that that meeting could be decisive for a place in the eighth finals of the most important tournament for European club teams.

Ten Hag satisfied

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was satisfied after the big win. “I think we took the game well,” he said. “We played at a fast tempo, with a lot of dynamics and movement. Our game was great, especially in the first 35 minutes.”

Ajax won a league match for the seventh time this season with a margin of at least five goals. Ajax also remained without a goal in the Eredivisie for the seventh time in a row. “I think we outclassed Willem II,” said Ten Hag. “I just heard they fired zero shots at our target. That says enough.”

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Berghuis started on the bench at Ajax. “He has become a father for the second time,” said Ten Hag. “And he had a long night in the hospital the day before yesterday. He also did not train on Wednesday and we have a good replacement in Davy Klaassen. We have started the month of December well. We have to keep this up.”

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