Ajax Amsterdam celebrated their next clear victory after the 4-0 win over Glasgow Rangers in the top flight. The leaders defeated Heerenveen, who had only conceded one goal earlier, 5-0
Despite a major upheaval, Ajax Amsterdam started the season well. In addition to five wins in the league, the Amsterdammers also celebrated a 4-0 win over Glasgow Rangers in the Champions League during the week. The home side, with Klaassen starting for Berghuis, started the game with confidence and broke down SC Heerenveen’s defensive bulwark early on, having conceded just one goal previously: Tadic lifted the ball to Klaassen, who headed in from close range (4th minute).
But the narrow lead was not enough for the hosts: Amsterdam pressed for the next goal and pushed SCH deep into their half. Inevitably, Taylor increased the lead to 2:0 after a good quarter of an hour with a long-range shot (16.). Tadic was involved again, having served the midfielder on the edge of the box from a free-kick.
Timossi Andersson misses the follow-up goal
The home side then dropped down two gears, allowing Heerenveen to make their mark. The visitors were able to make a few pinpricks, but missed the next goal due to their lack of energy. Timossi Andersson missed the biggest opportunity when he failed in a one-on-one with Pasveer (35th), so that it went into the break with a 0:2 lead.
As in the first half, Amsterdam opened the second half with a goal. After a corner by Tadic, the ball landed with Kudus, who scored from the turn for the preliminary decision (48th). The Ghanaian also added his second goal. After both Klaassen and Tadic missed the next goal twice in one scene (54th), Kudus pushed it in for 4:0 (59th). The final goal, however, was scored by a joker: Brobbey used a Tadic pass for the 5:0 final score (70.). Thus, the debut of ex-Hoffenheim player Grillitsch, who was on the pitch for the last half hour, was also successful.
Ajax still without a point
While Ajax remained without a point loss, Heerenveen suffered their first defeat of the season. The champions are already back at the top of the table with a goal difference of 21:3 after six match days.