Ajax fights again in a horny prime match towards PSV and stays within the lead

An thrilling prime match between Ajax and PSV led to a 2-2 draw on Sunday, in order that the group from Amsterdam stays the chief within the Eredivisie. The group from Eindhoven got here rapidly 0-2 within the Johan Cruijff ArenA, however the residence group nonetheless took a degree.

Haller is lacking from base Ajax

PSV obtained off to an ideal begin in Amsterdam with two objectives from Eran Zahavi. Within the 2nd and twenty first minute he was the tip station of an ideal Eindhoven assault. After that, Ajax elevated the stress and simply earlier than half-time Quincy Promes made the 1-2.

This made it an thrilling first half and lots occurred within the ArenA within the second half as properly. The debuting Sébastien Haller got here to Antony’s 2-2 after 65 minutes and that was it, though each groups nonetheless had loads of alternatives.

As a result of draw, the distinction between Eredivisie chief Ajax and quantity two PSV stays just one level, which makes the Eredivisie very thrilling. Feyenoord and Vitesse have three factors lower than the group of coach Erik ten Hag.

The subsequent prime match is already scheduled for PSV on Wednesday within the extraordinarily busy month of January. The group of coach Roger Schmidt then performs at residence towards AZ at 6.45 p.m., after which Ajax will go to Feyenoord 4 days later at 4.45 p.m.

Ajax began towards PSV with out a file buy Haller, who was sitting on the bench. Zakaria Labyad was within the forefront and Promes on ten, whereas Mario Götze was not match sufficient for the away group. Zahavi simply returned from an harm and it was he who gave PSV a 0-1 lead inside two minutes after a good looking ball from Donyell Malen.

With 0-1 on the scoreboard, Ajax instantly needed to work and put stress on it, however Schmidt’s group was good defensive. PSV was even near 0-2 through a free kick from Philipp Max. André Onana might barely flip the onerous wager.

Within the twenty first minute it was 0-2 and this time PSV’s assault was even perhaps higher. Schmidt’s group profited from Ajax’s lack of possession in their very own half and once more Malen was the principal and Zahavi the cool end.

The frustration concerning the backlog was seen at Ajax. Antony rammed the ball into the stands after one other failed Amsterdam assault, however within the final a part of the primary half Ajax elevated the stress. Proper again Noussair Mazraoui steamed up and gave a superb lead, after which Tadic shot onerous towards the put up.

5 minutes earlier than half time Ajax nonetheless scored. Tadic gave the lead and Promes fired in, making it 1-2 on the scoreboard after an thrilling first half.

Originally of the second half there was Haller’s debut for Ajax. The Ivorian worldwide changed Labyad and he didn’t appear to wish lengthy for his first Eredivisie aim since 2017. On a go from Tadic, Haller tapped the ball previous PSV keeper Yvon Mvogo within the forty ninth minute, however the VAR noticed that it was narrowly offside .

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