Ajax suffered a stunning defeat in opposition to FC Twente at residence in opposition to FC Twente on Saturday. The chief of the Eredivisie went down 1-2 within the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Former Ajax participant Queensy Menig scored each objectives for the guests.
Ajax has no reply for compact taking part in Twente
For Ajax it’s the second defeat of the season. Earlier, FC Groningen misplaced 1-0. In-house, the workforce from Amsterdam had not dropped any stitches till this match.
There was nothing to be mentioned about FC Twente’s victory. The guests took the lead midway by the primary half by Menig. After an hour of play, Ajax did come alongside from a penalty by Dusan Tadic, however six minutes earlier than the tip it was Menig who gave the brutally taking part in Twente three factors.
The misstep in opposition to Twente might price the workforce of coach Erik ten Hag the lead within the Eredivisie. Vitesse should then win the away sport in opposition to PEC Zwolle later within the night. PSV and Feyenoord can slender the hole with Ajax on Sunday. Twente is at present fifth.
For Ajax, a disappointing week involves an finish with the defeat. On Tuesday, Liverpool misplaced 1-0 within the Champions League.
Ajax, which began with Quincy Promes and Sean Klaiber for the injured pair of David Neres and Noussair Mazraoui, had no reply from the primary minute to the battle methodology of the compact taking part in Twente. The house workforce didn’t get additional than a punt from Promes within the first fifteen minutes.
Then again, Twente instantly struck on the first likelihood. Many, who have been beneath contract with Ajax between 2014 and 2017, reduce Perr Schuurs properly and hit Daley Blind’s knee. The Tukkers closed the ranks instantly afterwards and easily remained upright in opposition to the slowly combining Ajax till the break.
Ten Hag checked out it for some time, however intervened ten minutes after the break with a triple substitution. Schuurs, Promes and Nicolás Tagliafico needed to make manner for Jurriën Timber, Lisandro Martinez and Antony, whereas striker Lassina Traoré had made manner for Brian Brobbey on account of an damage.
In the long run Ajax wanted the unintended assist of Wout Brama to make up for the deficit. The routine went on the arm of Zakaria Labyad and was punished for that clumsy motion with a penalty in opposition to, which was utilized by Tadic.
The equalizer benefited the leisure worth of the sport, particularly as a result of Twente determined to throw off any hesitation. It supplied alternatives for Menig and Ajax mercenary Danilo, who shot simply vast.
Twente’s justified victory lastly got here and once more it was Menig who pulled the set off. The attacker trumped Klaiber and left André Onana and not using a likelihood with a shot within the far nook.