Eredivisie: Ajax prevails over PEC Zwolle 3-0

AMSTERDAM. Ajax was finally too much to handle for PEC Zwolle.


AMSTERDAM. Ajax was after all too good for PEC Zwolle with the goal of D. Tadic (30′), D. Klaassen (51′) and D. Klaassen (81′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (61%) 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 Rob Dieperink with the assistance of Erwin Zeinstra and Freek Vandeursen. The 4th official was Ingmar Oostrom. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.3 degrees Celsius or 50.47 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 61% while PEC Zwolle was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the encounter.

Ajax shot 18 times, 10 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, PEC Zwolle shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Ajax. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to PEC Zwolle.

After playing this match, Ajax will have 75 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, PEC Zwolle will stay with 26 points like Willem II to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 30'

    D. Tadic

  • 51'

    D. Klaassen

  • 58'

    S. Berghuis

    M. Kudus

  • 67'

    D. Rensch

    Y. Regeer

  • 68'

    R. van den Berg

    G. Kastaneer

  • 69'

    T. van Gilst

    C. Mpindi Landu

  • 81'

    D. Klaassen

  • 82'

    B. Brobbey

    S. Haller

  • 82'

    E. Alvarez

    K. Taylor

  • 86'

    R. Strieder

    K. Paal

  • 87'

    T. Beelen

    P. Clement

Next match

In the upcoming Eredivisie match, Ajax will play away against AZ on the 8th of May with a 18-10 head to head record in favor of Ajax (7 draws).

PEC Zwolle will host FC Utrecht on the 7th of May with a 9-4 head to head statistic in favor of FC Utrecht (8 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 (6.8), Youri Regeer (7.1), Jurriën Timber (6.8), Daley Blind (7.4), Nicolás Tagliafico (7.4), Kenneth Taylor (7.2), Ryan Gravenberch (7.2), Mohammed Kudus (6.8), Davy Klaassen (8.7), Sébastien Haller (6.1) and Dušan Tadić (8.9).


Ajax made 4 changes: M. Kudus for S. Berghuis (58′), Y. Regeer for D. Rensch (67′), S. Haller for B. Brobbey (82′) and K. Taylor for E. Alvarez (82′).

Top player: Dušan Tadić

Probably the most impressive player in Ajax was Dušan Tadić.

His rating is (8.9) with 1 goal, 50 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.

PEC Zwolle: Formation and Lineups

PEC Zwolle started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Dick Schreuder played with: Kostas Lamprou (7.0), Bram Van Polen (6.9), Yuta Nakayama (6.1), Mees de Wit (7.0), Djavan Anderson (6.6), Thomas Van den Belt (6.3), Pelle Clement (6.9), Kenneth Paal (6.3), Gervane Kastaneer (7.0), Daishawn Redan (6.5) and Chardi Landu (6.2).


PEC Zwolle made 4 changes: G. Kastaneer for R. van den Berg (68′), C. Mpindi Landu for T. van Gilst (69′), K. Paal for R. Strieder (86′) and P. Clement for T. Beelen (87′).

Top player: Mees de Wit

Probably the most impressive player in PEC Zwolle was Mees de Wit.

His rating is (7.0) with 48 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13.

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