KNVB Beker: Ajax tops FC Den Bosch 2-0 on Wednesday

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DEN BOSCH. Ajax overcomes FC Den Bosch with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by D. Tadić (20') and a goal from K. Taylor (52').

DEN BOSCH. Ajax conquers FC Den Bosch with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by D. Tadić (20′) and a goal from K. Taylor (52′). Ajax was vastly superior ball possession (72%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadion De Vliert stadium in Den Bosch on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Edwin van de Graaf who had the assistance of Rens Bluemink and Adriaan Inia. The 4th official was Richard Martens. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 8.6 degrees Celsius or 47.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Ajax was in firm control of the ball 72% while FC Den Bosch was struggling with a 28% ball possession.

Ajax was more aggressive with 102 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ajax won the match.​

FC Den Bosch shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target. On the opposite side, Ajax shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.


FC Den Bosch received 1 yellow card (Rik Mulders). On the other side, Ajax received 2 yellow cards (Kenneth Taylor and J. Sánchez).

After this match, FC Den Bosch stays with points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while Ajax has points (0th).

Match Events

  • 20'

    Dusan Tadić (Penalty)

  • 52'

    Kenneth Taylor

  • 52'

    Kenneth Taylor

  • 66'

    Sebastiaan van Bakel

    Dino Halilovic

  • 69'

    O. Aertssen

    Devyne Rensch

  • 69'

    C. Rasmussen

    Francisco Conceição

  • 69'

    V. Jensen

    Kenneth Taylor

  • 73'

    Rik Mulders

  • 74'

    J. Sánchez

  • 77'

    Nikolaj Möller

    Anass Ahannach

  • 77'

    Ryan Leijten

    Faris Hammouti

  • 85'

    J. Hato

    Owen Wijndal

  • 90'

    Evangelos Patoulidis

    Danny Verbeek

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FC Den Bosch: Formation and Lineups

FC Den Bosch started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Jack de Gier chose to play with the following team: Wouter Van der Steen (6.4), Rik Mulders (7.0), Teun van Grunsven (7.1), Victor van den Bogert (6.4), Stan Maas (6.2), Steven van der Heijden (6.3), Dino Halilović (6.3), Faris Hammouti (7.0), Danny Verbeek (6.3), Anass Ahannach (6.4) and Joey Konings (6.6).


FC Den Bosch made 4 changes: Dino Halilovic for Sebastiaan van Bakel (66′), Anass Ahannach for Nikolaj Möller (77′), Faris Hammouti for Ryan Leijten (77′) and Danny Verbeek for Evangelos Patoulidis (90′).

Top player: Teun van Grunsven

Probably the most impressive player in FC Den Bosch was Teun van Grunsven.

His rating is (7.1) with 19 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6.

Ajax: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Alfred Schreuder played with: Gerónimo Rulli (7.0), Jorge Sánchez (6.7), Devyne Rensch (7.2), Calvin Bassey (7.4), Owen Wijndal (7.0), Davy Klaassen (7.1), Kian Fitz-Jim (6.8), Kenneth Taylor (8.1), Francisco Conceição (7.1), Lorenzo Lucca (6.8) and Dušan Tadić (8.4).


Ajax made 4 changes: Devyne Rensch for O. Aertssen (69′), Francisco Conceição for C. Rasmussen (69′), Kenneth Taylor for V. Jensen (69′) and Owen Wijndal for J. Hato (85′).

Top player: Dušan Tadić

Probably the most impressive player in Ajax was Dušan Tadić.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 47 passes (74% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 15 crosses.

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Jake Osgathorpe

In the 1990s, I grew up watching the Premier League and idolised Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Later, I expanded my football horizons to include European and South American teams. Covered Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for several years in Spain; currently covering Marcus Rashford and Erling Haaland in Manchester. worked for Reuters, UEFA, FIFA, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail until joining LOOTRS in 2022. usually spotted sporting a waterproof jacket at The Etihad or Old Trafford.