AMSTERDAM. Ajax demolishes SC Heerenveen 5-0 with goals of D. Klaassen (4′), K. Taylor (16′), M. Kudus (48′), M. Kudus (59′) and B. Brobbey (70′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (71%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena stadium in Amsterdam on Saturday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Edwin van de Graaf who was helped by Freek Vandeursen and Don Frijn. The 4th official was Martijn Vos. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.2 degrees Celsius or 64.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.
Ajax was in firm control of the ball 71% while SC Heerenveen was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Ajax was more aggressive with 91 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.
Ajax shot 19 times, 7 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, SC Heerenveen shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Ajax received 1 yellow card (E. Alvarez). On the other side, SC Heerenveen received 2 yellow cards (S. van Beek and P. Bochniewicz).
After this match, Ajax will have 15 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, SC Heerenveen will stay with 9 points to stay in the 6th place.
S. van Beek
S. van Hooijdonk
R. Al Hajj
SC Heerenveen will host FC Twente on the 18th of September with a 16-12 head to head statistic in favor of FC Twente (6 draws).
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: Remko Pasveer , Devyne Rensch , Jurriën Timber , Calvin Bassey , Daley Blind , Davy Klaassen , Edson Álvarez , Kenneth Taylor , Dušan Tadić , Mohammed Kudus and Steven Bergwijn .
Ajax made 5 changes: D. Rensch for J. Sanchez (46′), S. Bergwijn for B. Brobbey (62′), E. Alvarez for F. Grillitsch (62′), K. Taylor for S. Berghuis (67′) and M. Kudus for L. Ocampos (72′).
Top player: Dušan Tadić
The player who no doubt impressed Ajax the most was Dušan Tadić even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 56 passes (83% accurate) and 8 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 20 crosses.
SC Heerenveen: Formation and Lineups
SC Heerenveen started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
On the opposite side, Kees van Wonderen played with: Andries Noppert , Milan van Ewijk , Sven van Beek , Paweł Bochniewicz , Joost van Aken , Rami Kaib , Thom Haye , Simon Olsson , Anas Tahiri , Alex Timossi Andersson and Sydney van Hooijdonk .
SC Heerenveen made 3 changes: S. van Hooijdonk for A. Sarr (66′), A. Andersson for A. Colassin (66′) and S. Olsson for R. Al Hajj (72′).
Top player: Simon Olsson
Probably the most impressive player in SC Heerenveen was Simon Olsson.
His rating iswith 20 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie