Ajax 1-1 FC Volendam: Draw on Thursday

AMSTERDAM. FC Volendam and Ajax draw 1-1. D. Mirani scored the first goal (59') for FC Volendam. M. Kudus  settled the score 1-1 (80').

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AMSTERDAM. FC Volendam and Ajax draw 1-1. D. Mirani scored the first goal (59′) for FC Volendam. M. Kudus  settled the score 1-1 (80′). Ajax was far superior when it came to possession ball (83%)​

The match was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena stadium in Amsterdam on Thursday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Dennis Higler with the collaboration of Rens Bluemink and Yorick Weterings. The 4th official was Robin Gansner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.3 degrees Celsius or 41.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 83% while FC Volendam was struggling with a 17% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 149 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Ajax to win the match​.

Ajax shot 27 times, 4 on target, 23 off target. Regarding the opposition, FC Volendam shot 2 times, 1 on target, 1 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Ajax. On the other side, FC Volendam received 1 yellow card (Filip Stankovic).

After this match, Ajax will have 34 points to stay in the 5th place. Talking about the opposition, FC Volendam will have 13 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 59'

    Damon Mirani

    Carel Eiting

  • 60'

    Mohammed Kudus 

    Calvin Bassey

  • 60'

    Francisco Conceição

    Steven Bergwijn 

  • 70'

    Oskar Buur

    Brian Plat

  • 70'

    Filip Stankovic

  • 76'

    L. Lucca

    Devyne Rensch

  • 77'

    Henk Veerman

    D. James

  • 77'

    Daryl van Mieghem

    C. Twigt

  • 80'

    Mohammed Kudus 

  • 90'

    Walid Ould-Chikh

    G. Oristanio

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Ajax will play away with Excelsior on the 29th of January with a 15-1 head to head record in favor of Ajax (3 draws).

FC Volendam will host FC Groningen on the 29th of January with a 6-0 head to head stats in favor of FC Groningen (1 draw).

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Alfred Schreuder chose to play with the following team: Gerónimo Rulli (6.6), Devyne Rensch (6.6), Edson Álvarez (7.8), Jurriën Timber (7.1), Calvin Bassey (7.6), Davy Klaassen (7.3), Kenneth Taylor (7.2), Steven Berghuis (7.5), Dušan Tadić (8.3), Brian Brobbey (6.7) and Steven Bergwijn (6.8).


Ajax made 3 changes: Calvin Bassey for Mohammed Kudus  (60′), Steven Bergwijn  for Francisco Conceição (60′) and Devyne Rensch for L. Lucca (76′).

Top player: Dušan Tadić

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

His rating is (8.3) with 64 passes (79% accurate) and 9 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 20 crosses.

FC Volendam: Formation and Lineups

FC Volendam started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

On the other side, Wim Jonk played with: Filip Stanković (7.5), Brian Plat (7.1), Xavier Mbuyamba (7.2), Damon Mirani (8.5), Josh Flint (7.4), Dean James (6.5), Calvin Twigt (6.9), Florent Sanchez Da Silva (5.9), Carel Eiting (7.2), Derry Murkin (6.6) and Gaetano Oristanio (5.9).


FC Volendam made 4 changes: Brian Plat for Oskar Buur (70′), D. James for Henk Veerman (77′), C. Twigt for Daryl van Mieghem (77′) and G. Oristanio for Walid Ould-Chikh (90′).

Top player: Damon Mirani

Probably the most impressive player in FC Volendam was Damon Mirani.

His rating is (8.5) with 1 goal, 12 passes (50% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie

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