Highlights and goals: AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Ajax in Eredivisie 2021-22
Photo: Disclosure / Ajax

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10:32 AM15 days ago

END!

Thank you so much for following AZ Alkmaar and Ajax for the Eredivisie at VAVEL. The round will be completed today, with Feyenoord and PSV, in a very important duel for the future of the championship. A great Sunday to all and until next time.
10:26 AM15 days ago

END OF THE GAME

AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Ajax.
10:23 AM15 days ago

95' Yellow

Owen Wijndal committed a foul and received a card.
10:23 AM15 days ago

92' Yellow

Vangelis Pavlidis committed a foul and received a card.
10:21 AM15 days ago

+5

Let's go up to 95 minutes.
10:16 AM15 days ago

86' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAL FOR AJAX

Steven Berghuis found a pass for Édson Álvarez and the midfielder scored the equalizer for Ajax.
10:14 AM15 days ago

78' Yellow

Klaassen received a foul and received a card.
10:04 AM15 days ago

75' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAL FOR AZ

It's the turn of AZ. Håkon Evjen scored the home team's second goal and turned the score around.
10:01 AM15 days ago

72' Yellow

Clasie committed a foul and received the first yellow card of the game.
9:57 AM15 days ago

66' Changes in Ajax

In: Steven Berghuis and Noussair Mazraoui

Out: Rensch and Brobbey.

9:54 AM15 days ago

65'

After the equalizing goal, AZ grew in the match and attacked Ajax, who defended at this moment.
9:51 AM15 days ago

62' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAL FOR AZ

It's AZ's tie. Vangelis Pavlidis took advantage of the ball in the area and scored the home team's goal.
9:34 AM15 days ago

SECOND TIME HAS STARTED.

AZ 0-1 Ajax.
9:29 AM15 days ago

FIRST TIME SUMMARY

Ajax had 62% possession of the ball, but did not finish more. Both teams kicked five times in total and only once on goal. Erik ten Hag's team spent 34% of the first 45 minutes in the attacking field, 45% in midfield and only 21% in defence.

 

9:19 AM15 days ago

END OF FIRST TIME

AZ 0-1 Ajax.
9:18 AM15 days ago

+1

Let's go to 46 minutes.

 

9:15 AM15 days ago

42' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAL FOR AJAX

Brobbey received a throw, invaded the area and hit over the goalkeeper.

 

9:12 AM15 days ago

39'

Ajax presses AZ.

 

9:08 AM15 days ago

36'

Balanced game. Both teams can't create many chances. Ajax has 59% possession of the ball.

 

9:00 AM15 days ago

28'

AZ arrived on the attack and Jesper Karlsson finished on Ajax's target. The first of the entire game.

 

8:52 AM15 days ago

20'

Ajax has 64% possession of the ball and has shot three times on AZ's goal, but none on target. Game in which the visiting team has more control, while AZ seeks counterattacks.

 

8:45 AM15 days ago

13'

AZ woke up in the game and balanced the actions.

 

8:45 AM15 days ago

5'

Ajax started taking action, there are already two submissions.

 

8:34 AM15 days ago

GAME STARTED

AZ 0-0 Ajax.
8:11 AM15 days ago

PRE-GAME

Less than 30 minutes to the start of the game. Ajax needs the victory to, who knows, become Dutch champions once again. For that, you'll need to win today's match and Feyenoord beat PSV.
8:05 AM15 days ago

Ajax!

8:05 AM15 days ago

AZ!

12:40 PM16 days ago

PRE-GAME

12:38 PM16 days ago

Last practice before the game

Ajax had their last training session at the Toekomst Sports Complex for tomorrow's game against AZ. Erik ten Hag confirmed that Edson Álvarez, Steven Berghuis, Noussair Mazraoui and Devyne Rensch are available again, while Remko Pasveer and Lisandro Martínez are out.
Photo: Disclosure / Ajax
Photo: Disclosure / Ajax
10:39 AM16 days ago

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10:34 AM16 days ago

CLASSIFICATION

There may be champion in this round. For that, Ajax must beat AZ away from home and PSV lose to Feyenoord on Sunday.
Photo: Publicity/Eredivisie
Photo: Publicity/Eredivisie
10:29 AM16 days ago

Speak up, Jensen!

AZ started the week thinking about the loss of points in Sparta in the last round. "It felt like a certain victory, which then evaporates with a miraculous free kick. Afterwards, the atmosphere is not good, but you can cry with us for 24 hours. After that, the focus quickly returns to the next game."


"The day after the game, we thought about the game and discussed amongst ourselves. We let the images pass. Both to see where we left off, but also to point out what went well. That ended up not being enough for the victory and that's what it's all about, it is clear."
The AZ manager also spoke of Ajax's absences: "Those are decisive guys there, but you have to deal with setbacks every season and injuries are also part of that. That's irritating for all teams in a decisive phase, but the Ajax has a wide selection and generally manages to absorb the lack of players well. Furthermore, it doesn't change that we prepare as much as possible with the conviction that we can also beat this Ajax."


Another point commented by the captain is that despite the three games in the next eight days, AZ is focused on the confrontation against Ajax: "We look at it per game. Ajax is the number one priority now and we don't look for more than that We're still in the race for a place that will ensure you avoid the play-offs and we're going to do that with full dedication."

10:24 AM16 days ago

Likely AZ!

Jensen; Sugawara, Beukema, Martins Indi, Wjndal; Midtsjo, Clasie, Aboukhlal, Reijnders, Karlsson; Pavdlivis.
10:19 AM16 days ago

How does AZ arrive?

AZ is going through a very bad moment. In the last 10 games there were only three wins. Lost four times and drew three. In that period, it moved away from the classification zone for the Europa League 2022-23 and today it disputes a place in the Conference League, where it is well on its way among the first. In the last game, a 1-1 draw with Sparta Rotterdam, a club that is in the relegation zone of the Eredivisie.
10:14 AM16 days ago

Speak, Erik ten Hag!

"I'm focused on the game, but it was a great crowd. That was also because of us. We played well and that helps to bring the fans along with you. A good interaction."


"We had the whole game under control," he added. "PEC Zwolle played bravely, but we could have caused them even more pain with our splits. We didn't do enough. But overall, we created eight to nine chances."


"I don't really think about systems. It's more about coverage on the field. Players can be creative. They need to occupy spaces together dynamically. So you see it becomes difficult for your opponent."


"If a team suffers a lot of injuries in the months of February and May, the automatic routines decrease. We had problems with that and we solved it well today."
"Noussair Mazraoui is better. Whether he will be fit enough before next week remains to be seen."

10:09 AM16 days ago

Likely Ajax!

Stekelenburg; Rensch, Timber, Blind, Tagliafico; Taylor, Gravenberch, Kudus, Klaasen; Haller, Tadic.
10:04 AM16 days ago

How does Ajax arrive?

In search of the tri in this round, Ajax arrives with morale for the duel against AZ. After being eliminated from the Champions League and losing the Dutch Cup final to PSV, the only thing left for the Eredivisie is Erik ten Hag's team, who will play their penultimate game before leaving for Manchester United, where everything has already been settled and announced. In the last 10 games, there were eight wins and two defeats.

 

9:59 AM16 days ago

The match will be played at the AFAS Stadion

The AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax match will be played at the AFAS Stadion with a capacity to receive 19.500 people.
9:54 AM16 days ago

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