Dutch Eredivisie
Ajax4FC Twente0

Ajax 4-0 FC Twente

Ajax coach Frank De Boer
Frank De Boer saw his side score three late goals

Ajax retained first place in the Dutch title race by scoring three times late on to preserve their goal difference advantage over PSV Eindhoven.

The leaders beat FC Twente 4-0 but they will go into the final day of the season level on points with PSV, who defeated Cambuur 6-2.

PSV looked set to close the gap with 10 minutes left on Sunday as they led 5-2 and Ajax only had a 1-0 advantage.

But Ajax then scored three times to wrestle back the initiative.

It was the first time since 1991 that Ajax had scored three or more goals from the 80-minute mark onwards in an Eredivisie game.

It ensured they will go into their game at De Graafschap on Sunday with a six-goal advantage over PSV, who travel to PEC Zwolle for their final game.

Line-ups

Ajax

  • 1Cillessen
  • 3Veltman
  • 4van der Hoorn
  • 26ViergeverBooked at 43mins
  • 23TeteSubstituted forRiedewaldat 76'minutes
  • 25SereroSubstituted forBazoerat 76'minutes
  • 10Klaassen
  • 27Gudelj
  • 32CernySubstituted forFischerat 81'minutes
  • 9Milik
  • 11Younes

Substitutes

  • 2van Rhijn
  • 6Bazoer
  • 7Fischer
  • 8Sinkgraven
  • 20Schöne
  • 22Riedewald
  • 33Boer

FC Twente

  • 1Marsman
  • 17ter Avest
  • 25BijenBooked at 68mins
  • 3Uvini Bortolança
  • 2Thesker
  • 22Mokotjo
  • 10ZiyechBooked at 70mins
  • 5SchilderSubstituted forHölscherat 76'minutes
  • 26Cabral
  • 18El Azzouzi
  • 7Ede

Substitutes

  • 6Gutiérrez
  • 8Zawada
  • 9Børven
  • 12Hölscher
  • 20Stevens
  • 23van der Heyden
  • 28van der Lely
Referee:
Kevin Blom
Attendance:
51,727

Match Stats

Home TeamAjaxAway TeamFC Twente
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ajax 4, FC Twente 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ajax 4, FC Twente 0.

Offside, Ajax. Jairo Riedewald tries a through ball, but Arkadiusz Milik is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nemanja Gudelj (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amin Younes.

Foul by Nick Viergever (Ajax).

Chinedu Ede (FC Twente) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, FC Twente. Jerson Cabral tries a through ball, but Zakaria El Azzouzi is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Ajax 4, FC Twente 0. Amin Younes (Ajax) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Hakim Ziyech (FC Twente) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nick Viergever (Ajax).

Zakaria El Azzouzi (FC Twente) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Ajax 3, FC Twente 0. Viktor Fischer (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amin Younes.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Viktor Fischer replaces Vaclav Cerny.

Goal!

Goal! Ajax 2, FC Twente 0. Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Amin Younes with a cross following a set piece situation.

Amin Younes (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kamohelo Mokotjo (FC Twente).

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Hidde ter Avest.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Twente. Tim Hölscher replaces Robbert Schilder.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Jairo Riedewald replaces Kenny Tete.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Riechedly Bazoer replaces Thulani Serero.

Attempt missed. Amin Younes (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nemanja Gudelj.

Attempt missed. Chinedu Ede (FC Twente) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Zakaria El Azzouzi.

Foul by Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax).

Hakim Ziyech (FC Twente) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stefan Thesker (FC Twente) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Twente. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Attempt saved. Hakim Ziyech (FC Twente) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Thulani Serero (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Arkadiusz Milik.

Booking

Hakim Ziyech (FC Twente) is shown the yellow card.

Kenny Tete (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hakim Ziyech (FC Twente).

Attempt missed. Nemanja Gudelj (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Peet Bijen (FC Twente) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Thulani Serero (Ajax) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peet Bijen (FC Twente).

Foul by Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax).

Stefan Thesker (FC Twente) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Davy Klaassen (Ajax) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbert Schilder (FC Twente).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st May 2016

  • AjaxAjax4FC TwenteFC Twente0
  • AZ AlkmaarAZ Alkmaar4De GraafschapDe Graafschap1
  • ExcelsiorExcelsior2PEC ZwollePEC Zwolle2
  • Heracles AlmeloHeracles Almelo1ADO Den HaagADO Den Haag1
  • N.E.C.N.E.C.1Roda JC KerkradeRoda JC Kerkrade2
  • PSV EindhovenPSV Eindhoven6SC Cambuur LeeuwardenSC Cambuur Leeuwarden2
  • sc Heerenveensc Heerenveen1FC GroningenFC Groningen2
  • VitesseVitesse1FC UtrechtFC Utrecht3
  • Willem IIWillem II0FeyenoordFeyenoord1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ajax33256280206081
2PSV Eindhoven33256285315481
3Feyenoord33186961402160
4AZ Alkmaar331751167521556
5FC Utrecht331581056451153
6Heracles Almelo33149104647-151
7PEC Zwolle33146135551448
8FC Groningen33138123947-847
9N.E.C.33137133741-446
10Vitesse331291253361745
11ADO Den Haag331012114748-142
12sc Heerenveen33118144560-1541
13FC Twente33126154762-1539
14Roda JC Kerkrade33810153252-2034
15Excelsior3369183260-2827
16Willem II33511173251-1926
17De Graafschap3357213865-2722
18SC Cambuur Leeuwarden3339213377-4418
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