AMSTERDAM. Ajax demolishes SC Heerenveen 5-0 with goals of N. Tagliafico (19′), S. Berghuis (33′), S. Haller (38′ pen), B. Brobbey (85′) and E. Alvarez (90′). Ajax took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena stadium in Amsterdam on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Allard Lindhout with the help of Dave Goossens and Roy de Nas. The 4th official was Richard Martens. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13.9 degrees Celsius or 56.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.
Ajax was in firm control of the ball 58% while SC Heerenveen was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Ajax was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.
Ajax shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, SC Heerenveen shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Ajax. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to SC Heerenveen.
After playing this match, Ajax will have 79 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, SC Heerenveen will stay with 38 points like NEC to stay in the 8th place.
S. Haller (Penalty)
S. van Hooijdonk
A. van der Heide
S. de Jong
R. Al Hajj
SC Heerenveen will host Go Ahead Eagles on the 15th of May with a 4-0 head to head in favor of SC Heerenveen (3 draws).
Ajax: Formation and Lineups
Ajax started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Erik ten Hag chose to play with the following team: Maarten Stekelenburg , Noussair Mazraoui , Jurriën Timber , Daley Blind , Nicolás Tagliafico , Kenneth Taylor , Edson Álvarez , Steven Berghuis , Davy Klaassen , Sébastien Haller and Dušan Tadić .
Ajax made 5 changes: N. Mazraoui for D. Rensch (56′), S. Haller for B. Brobbey (57′), D. Klaassen for M. Kudus (68′), D. Tadic for M. Daramy (82′) and K. Taylor for Y. Regeer (82′).
Top player: Nicolás Tagliafico
Probably the most impressive player in Ajax was Nicolás Tagliafico.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 51 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14. He performed 2 crosses.
SC Heerenveen: Formation and Lineups
SC Heerenveen started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
On the opposite side, Ole Tobiasen played with: Erwin Mulder , Sven van Beek , Ibrahim Drešević , Lucas Woudenberg , Milan van Ewijk , Thom Haye , Tibor Halilović , Anas Tahiri , Rami Kaib , Sydney van Hooijdonk and Amin Sarr .
SC Heerenveen made 5 changes: S. van Hooijdonk for A. Musaba (46′), T. Haye for N. Madsen (74′), A. Sarr for A. van der Heide (74′), T. Halilovic for S. de Jong (74′) and A. Tahiri for R. Al Hajj (81′).
Top player: Thom Haye
The player who no doubt impressed SC Heerenveen the most was Thom Haye.
His rating iswith 31 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 17. He performed 7 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie