On Sunday Ajax took three points without any problems against RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie. The team from Amsterdam was 3-0 too strong for the Brabanders at home.
Ajax does business quickly
In the Johan Cruijff ArenA it was already 2-0 for Ajax at half time due to goals from Dusan Tadic and Zakaria Labyad. Shortly after the opening goal, a goal from Labyad was rejected by the VAR.
Even after the break, an Ajax goal was canceled. Halfway through the second half, RKC had to continue with ten men after a red card for Luuk Wouters. Lisandro Martínez then signed for the 3-0.
Ajax remains flawless in the Eredivisie due to the victory over RKC. The record champion has six points after two duels and is second on the basis of the goal difference, behind leader sc Heerenveen. RKC is still winless and is fifteenth.
For Ajax, the Eredivisie will continue on Saturday with a home game against Vitesse. A day later RKC Waalwijk will visit FC Utrecht.
The moment Zakaria Labyad puts the 2-0 on the board. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag had to change his line-up in a few places. Martínez replaced the suspended Nicolás Tagliafico as left back and Mohammed Kudus made his official debut. The Ghanaian played instead of the injured Ryan Gravenberch. Sergiño Dest was back on the bench due to transfer problems.
The team from Amsterdam took the initiative right from the kick-off and were already threatening with Antony and Labyad before the 1-0 fell in the tenth minute. Tadic found the net from the inside of the post with a standing bicycle kick after a shot from Quincy Promes was blocked.
Three minutes later, Labyad seemed to take care of the 2-0 on a pass from Antony, but referee Bas Nijhuis rejected the goal due to an earlier foul by Martínez. After half an hour, Labyad scored again after a pass from Antony and this time the hit counted.
Ajax relaxed a bit towards the break and that gave RKC two chances. Martínez intervened after the ball was stuck after a free kick and André Onana had to save a shot from Anas Tahiri.
Labyad and Antony celebrate their party at the 2-0. (Photo: Pro Shots)