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ADO 2 – 0 Tauras: Half time improvement sees ADO through to the next EL qualifying round

July 22, 2011

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Judging by the score line of 2-0 ADO did a good job beating Lithuanian side FK Tauras, admittedly of a lower standard, to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League. But the performance to go along with it was rather flat, with ADO only taking full advantage of their superior playing qualities in […]

FK Tauras – ADO 2 – 3 : An eventful return to European football with a happy end

July 14, 2011

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Only 46 days after their miraculous escape in the Europa League qualification play-off final against Groningen, it was already time for ADO to get their 2011/12 campaign underway. They did so with an away match in the second qualification round of the Europa League against Lithuanian side FK Tauras, who came in fourth last season […]

ADO 5 – 1 Groningen: First leg trashing fires ADO into Europe

May 26, 2011

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In a first leg of what many expected to be a tight affair, ADO trashed Groningen and went on to win 5-1, thereby virtually securing their win in this season’s Europa League qualification playoffs. Groningen conceded the midfield to ADO by playing a formation bordering on 4-2-4 against ADO’s compact 4-3-3. In turn, ADO played […]

ADO 3 – 2 Ajax: Two comebacks denied by late winner

March 20, 2011

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With the Eredivisie nearing its end ADO won three very important points in their battle for direct Eruopa League qualification. Ajax, meanwhile, lost three important points in the chase of Twente and league leaders PSV. Major defensive issues cost Ajax dearly as ADO managed to grab the lead three times in this match, with Ajax […]

ADO 2 – 2 Feyenoord: Another lead given away by Feyenoord

February 22, 2011

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High-flying ADO went into this match with high expectations. A home win over troubled Feyenoord would  strengthen their fifth place in the Eredivisie, which would probably be enough to guarantee Europa League football next year. That is, if either Ajax or Twente will go on to win the Dutch Cup over fellow semi-finalists RKC and […]

Roda 1 – 1 ADO: The 4-4-2 diamond doesn’t help Roda at home

December 11, 2010

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Roda remain unbeaten at home, but fail to win a home game again. Difficulties to convert their possession into chances which seem connected to their formation and playing style seem related to their 3-6-0 home series. ADO replaced missing winger Kubik with Vicento, a similar type of player, rather than making adjustments to their system […]

ADO 0 – 2 AZ: Fixing the wingers wins the game for AZ

December 5, 2010

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Winning at ADO means an important result for Verbeek’s AZ. After an unconvincing start to the season, his team are on a six match unbeaten run, including victories over Ajax and Twente. AZ have by now firmly established themselves among the top six of the Eredivisie, the top six that would be five points clear […]