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Ajax 2-1 Feyenoord

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Ajax last won the Dutch league in 2014

Ajax closed to within three points of Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord with a crucial win at the Amsterdam Arena.

Feyenoord could have gone nine points clear with a win but that never looked likely after Lasse Schone put the hosts ahead in the first minute with a fine free-kick.

Brazilian forward David Neres doubled Ajax's lead with a goal on his debut before half time.

Michiel Kramer responded for Feyenoord in stoppage-time but Ajax held on.

Feyenoord, who last won the title in 1999, have now lost two of their last four games.

Last season's champions PSV Eindhoven are also still in the hunt as their 2-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam moved them to within two points of Ajax, and five of the lead.

Ajax celebrations
Ajax only lost two league games last season but finished two points behind champions PSV Eindhoven

Line-ups

Ajax

  • 24Onana
  • 3VeltmanBooked at 30mins
  • 5Sánchez
  • 26Viergever
  • 8Sinkgraven
  • 10Klaassen
  • 20Schöne
  • 22Ziyech
  • 7Neres CamposSubstituted forNouriat 64'minutes
  • 9TraoréSubstituted forCassierraat 89'minutes
  • 45KluivertSubstituted forCernyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tete
  • 4Riedewald
  • 16Westermann
  • 17Cerny
  • 19Cassierra
  • 21de Jong
  • 30van de Beek
  • 33Boer
  • 34Nouri
  • 36de Ligt

Feyenoord

  • 25Jones
  • 2KarsdorpSubstituted forTapiaat 45'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 33Botteghin
  • 6van der HeijdenBooked at 74mins
  • 18Nelom
  • 8El AhmadiBooked at 18mins
  • 7Kuyt
  • 26NieuwkoopSubstituted forHamerat 89'minutes
  • 19BerghuisBooked at 31mins
  • 9JørgensenSubstituted forKramerat 11'minutes
  • 28Toornstra

Substitutes

  • 1Vermeer
  • 5Vejinovic
  • 11Elia
  • 15Woudenberg
  • 20Tapia
  • 22Bijlow
  • 27Gustafson
  • 29Kramer
  • 31Dammers
  • 36Hansson
  • 38Hamer
  • 40El Hankouri
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
51,181

Match Stats

Home TeamAjaxAway TeamFeyenoord
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home24
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ajax 2, Feyenoord 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ajax 2, Feyenoord 1.

Nick Viergever (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord).

Mateo Cassierra (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eric Botteghin (Feyenoord).

Hand ball by Davy Klaassen (Ajax).

Goal!

Goal! Ajax 2, Feyenoord 1. Michiel Kramer (Feyenoord) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Mateo Cassierra replaces Bertrand Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Feyenoord. Gustavo Hamer replaces Bart Nieuwkoop.

Vaclav Cerny (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eric Botteghin (Feyenoord).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Davinson Sánchez (Ajax) because of an injury.

Foul by Daley Sinkgraven (Ajax).

Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Davy Klaassen (Ajax).

Renato Tapia (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Vaclav Cerny replaces Justin Kluivert.

Abdelhak Nouri (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord).

Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Justin Kluivert.

Attempt saved. Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Miquel Nelom.

Attempt saved. Bertrand Traoré (Ajax) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech.

Attempt missed. Justin Kluivert (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bertrand Traoré.

Booking

Jan-Arie van der Heijden (Feyenoord) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bertrand Traoré (Ajax) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jan-Arie van der Heijden (Feyenoord).

Attempt missed. Bertrand Traoré (Ajax) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Abdelhak Nouri.

Attempt saved. Michiel Kramer (Feyenoord) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miquel Nelom with a cross.

Attempt saved. Davinson Sánchez (Ajax) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Davy Klaassen with a cross.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Karim El Ahmadi.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Schöne (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Davy Klaassen.

Foul by Justin Kluivert (Ajax).

Renato Tapia (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Brad Jones.

Attempt saved. Abdelhak Nouri (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Justin Kluivert.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 2nd April 2017

  • Ajax2Feyenoord1
    FT
  • Vitesse2N.E.C.1
    FT
  • ADO Den Haag4Roda JC Kerkrade1
    FT
  • FC Twente1Go Ahead Eagles2
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord28223369195069
2Ajax28206258184066
3PSV Eindhoven28197254183664
4FC Utrecht28138743331047
5Vitesse28126104334942
6AZ Alkmaar28101264740742
7FC Twente2811893937241
8sc Heerenveen28107114640637
9Heracles Almelo2897124147-634
10Willem II2889112532-733
11PEC Zwolle2887133151-2031
12FC Groningen28612103640-430
13Sparta Rotterdam2877143550-1528
14N.E.C.2877142747-2028
15Excelsior28510133351-1825
16ADO Den Haag2874172549-2425
17Go Ahead Eagles2865172849-2123
18Roda JC Kerkrade28411131944-2523
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