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Ajax 1-0 Sparta Rotterdam: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by D. Tadic

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ROTTERDAM. Ajax tops Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 after D. Tadic scored just 1 goal (36').

ROTTERDAM. Ajax prevails over Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 after D. Tadic scored just 1 goal (36′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel Stadium in Rotterdam on Sunday and this began at 11:15 am local time. The referee was Jochem Kamphuis with the assistance of Rogier Honig and Rob van de Ven. The 4th official was Erwin Blank. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3.9 degrees Celsius or 39.07 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

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 79 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.​

Sparta Rotterdam shot 2 times, 1 on target, 1 off target. On the other side, Ajax shot 16 times, 8 on target, 8 off target.


Sparta Rotterdam received 2 yellow cards (M. Engels and B. Smeets). On the opposite side, Ajax received 2 yellow cards (D. Neres and J. Timber).

After this encounter, Sparta Rotterdam will stay with 10 points to stay in the 16th place. On the other side, Ajax will have 30 points like PSV to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 24'

    B. van Leer

    M. Okoye

  • 36'

    D. Tadic

  • 73'

    L. Thy

    E. Emegha

  • 73'

    M. Engels

    A. Auassar

  • 80'

    D. Klaassen


  • 88'

    N. Tagliafico

    D. Blind

  • 90'

    D. Neres

  • 90'

    J. Timber

  • 90'

    M. Engels

  • 90'

    B. Smeets

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Sparta Rotterdam will play away against AZ on the 5th of December with a 13-1 head to head stats in favor of AZ (4 draws).

Ajax will host Willem II on the 2nd of December with a 22-3 head to head stats in favor of Ajax (2 draws).

Sparta Rotterdam: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Rotterdam started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Henk Fraser chose to play with the following team: Maduka Okoye (6.8), Giannis Masouras (6.8), Bart Vriends (6.8), Tom Beugelsdijk (6.8), Michael Heylen (7.0), Mica Pinto (6.2), Vito van Crooy (5.5), Adil Auassar (6.3), Dirk Abels (6.8), Bryan Smeets (6.8) and Emanuel Emegha (6.2).


Sparta Rotterdam made 3 changes: M. Okoye for B. van Leer (24′), E. Emegha for L. Thy (73′) and A. Auassar for M. Engels (73′).

Top player: Michael Heylen

Probably the most impressive player in Sparta Rotterdam was Michael Heylen.

His rating is (7.0) with 34 passes (67% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Erik ten Hag played with: Remko Pasveer (6.6), Noussair Mazraoui (7.3), Jurriën Timber (7.4), Lisandro Martínez (7.3), Daley Blind (6.5), Edson Álvarez (7.4), Ryan Gravenberch (7.0), David Neres (7.1), Steven Berghuis (7.3), Dušan Tadić (7.6) and Danilo (6.7).

Ajax could not rely on the presence of D. Klaassen (injured).


Ajax made 2 changes: Danilo for D. Klaassen (80′) and D. Blind for N. Tagliafico (88′).

Top player: Dušan Tadić

The player who no doubt impressed Ajax the most was Dušan Tadić.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 38 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 10 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie



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