It is the biggest win in the history of the Eredivisie and of the most important leagues in Europe. Lassina Traore scored five goals.
When a scoring team takes its foot off the gas and does not try to continue increasing the score, it is often said that it took pity on the rival. The opposite of that was what happened in the largest result in the history of the Eredivisie, the League of the Netherlands: Ajax beat VV Venlo 13-0.
The team led by Erik ten Hag came to the break with a 0-4 win and completed their great victory in the second half with nine goals. The great figure of the match was 19-year-old forward Lassina Traore, who scored five goals; the task was completed by Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (2), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (2), Daley Blind, Dusan Tadic, Antoni and Argentine defender Lisandro Martínez,
Ajax’s triumph is an Eredivisie record as the biggest win in the Dutch championship so far had occurred in 1972 when Ajax itself beat Vitesse Arnhem 12-1.
What’s more, the biggest win by taking the seven main leagues in Europe: Italy, Spain, England, Germany, France, Portugal and the Netherlands. He left behind Borussia Monchengladbach’s 12-0 triumphs against Dortmund (1978), Nottingham Forest against Leicester (1909) and West Bromwich against Darwen (1892)
A mitigating factor that contributed to such a feat was that VV Venlo suffered the expulsion of Christiaan Kumy and played with one less man in the last half hour. In the final quarter of an hour, Ajax made four screams, including that of former Defense and Justice footballer Lisandro Martínez.
Ajax will face Atalanta in the Champions League next Tuesday with the aim of recovering from the defeat suffered in the first day of the top European competition against Liverpool 1-0 with a goal against Nicolás Tagliafico who started this Saturday.
With the historic win Ajax maintains the leadership in the championship with 15 points, the product of five wins and one loss. His rival, VV Venlo is eleventh with 5 units. And the most curious thing is that so far it had been fulfilling a good campaign. In fact, until this shock he had the goal difference at zero, with 9 converted and 9 received. Now that column is tinted red.