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Ajax 1-0 Sparta Rotterdam: beats 1-0 with a goal scored by S. Bergwijn

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ROTTERDAM. Ajax overcomes Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 after S. Bergwijn scored just 1 goal (37').

ROTTERDAM. Ajax tops Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 after S. Bergwijn scored just 1 goal (37′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel stadium in Rotterdam on Sunday and it started at 2:30 pm local time. The referee was Jeroen Manschot who had the assistance of Dave Goossens and Patrick Inia. The 4th official was Alex Bos. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.1 degrees Celsius or 71.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 62%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 66% while Sparta Rotterdam was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.​

Sparta Rotterdam shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Ajax shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target.

Cards

Sparta Rotterdam received 1 yellow card (J. de Guzman). On the other side, Ajax received 1 yellow card (E. Alvarez).

After this encounter, Sparta Rotterdam stays with 1 points to occupy the 14th place in the table. while Ajax has 6 points (1st).

Match Events

  • 13'
    13'

    J. de Guzman

  • 32'
    32'

    E. Alvarez

  • 37'
    37'

    S. Bergwijn

  • 46'
    46'

    Y. Namli

    V. van Crooij

  • 65'
    65'

    D. Klaassen

    S. Berghuis

  • 68'
    68'

    D. Abels

    S. Sambo

  • 73'
    73'

    M. Kudus

    B. Brobbey

  • 78'
    78'

    M. Engels

    J. Eyenga-Lokilo

  • 89'
    89'

    C. Brym

    B. Vriends

  • 88'
    88'

    M. Eerdhuijzen

    J. de Guzman

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Sparta Rotterdam will play away with Go Ahead Eagles on the 27th of August with a 3-1 head to head stats in favor of Sparta Rotterdam (0 draws).

Ajax will play away with FC Utrecht on the 28th of August with a 15-10 head to head in favor of Ajax (8 draws).

Sparta Rotterdam: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Rotterdam started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Maurice Steijn chose to play with the following team: Nick Olij (7.0), Shurandy Sambo (6.6), Bart Vriends (6.8), Adil Auassar (7.0), Mica Pinto (7.0), Jonathan de Guzmán (7.1), Joshua Kitolano (6.4), Vito van Crooij (6.7), Sven Mijnans (6.9), Jason Lokilo (6.5) and Tobias Lauritsen (7.0).

Substitutes

Sparta Rotterdam made 5 changes: V. van Crooij for Y. Namli (46′), S. Sambo for D. Abels (68′), J. Eyenga-Lokilo for M. Engels (78′), B. Vriends for C. Brym (89′) and J. de Guzman for M. Eerdhuijzen (88′).

Top player: Jonathan de Guzmán

Probably the most impressive player in Sparta Rotterdam was Jonathan de Guzmán.

His rating is (7.1) with 25 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

Ajax started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Alfred Schreuder played with: Remko Pasveer (7.7), Devyne Rensch (7.2), Jurriën Timber (7.0), Calvin Bassey (7.0), Daley Blind (7.8), Dušan Tadić (7.1), Edson Álvarez (7.2), Kenneth Taylor (6.9), Steven Berghuis (7.3), Brian Brobbey (6.2) and Steven Bergwijn (7.5).

Substitutes

Ajax made 2 changes: S. Berghuis for D. Klaassen (65′) and B. Brobbey for M. Kudus (73′).

Top player: Daley Blind

The player who no doubt impressed Ajax the most was Daley Blind even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 74 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie

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