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Ajax 2 – 0 PSV: Impressive pressing performance leaves PSV no chance

March 25, 2012

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This clash between two Eredivisie title contenders may go down as one of the best games Ajax played under their current manager, Frank de Boer. The home side pressed PSV all over the pitch and the successive dominance in possession allowed them to continue an intense pressing level throughout the full ninety minutes. PSV proved […]

Ajax 0 – 2 Utrecht: From bad to worse for Ajax…

February 5, 2012

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Frank de Boer lost his first Eredivisie home game as an Ajax manager, while Utrecht set a unique series of four wins out of the past for meetings with their fierce rivals. With the complete forward three and back four of his presumed starting XI missing, De Boer never got his team going, while Utrecht […]

Feyenoord 4 – 2 Ajax: Playing to win beats playing for possession

January 29, 2012

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Fans enjoying the Eredivisie for action packed high-scoring games were well served, as Feyenoord came back after conceding the opening goal, to win the match 4-2. A hat-trick by Manchester City loanee John Guidetti and a superb midfield performance by Jordy Clasie guided the Rotterdam side past their fierce rivals, who once again paired ineffective […]

AZ 1 – 1 Ajax: A glass half-full at best, for both sides

January 22, 2012

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The glass half-full from the title refers to AZ taking only a point, where they failed to take more distance during dominating spells in the first half. And it refers to Ajax, who managed to fix some issues from the recent Cup defeat against AZ, but left much to be improved in order to refresh […]

Lyon 0 – 0 Ajax: Goalless draw sees Ajax come close to the CL knock-out rounds

November 23, 2011

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Ajax managed to obtain exactly the result they came for in their fifth Champions League Group stage match, duplicating their home result with a 0-0 away draw at Lyon. Considering Real Madrid’s absolute dominance and Dinamo Zagreb’s failure to grab any points so far, the balance in results between Ajax and Lyon see Ajax now […]

Utrecht 6 – 4 Ajax: Goal fest illustrates both teams short-comings

November 6, 2011

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In a true goal fest, that ultimately saw Utrecht run out 6-4 winners, both teams illustrated their short-comings, rather than their qualities. The prejudice of the Eredivisie being a high scoring league due to a generally low level of defending was fed once more, as virtually all of today’s nine goals involved defensive weaknesses rather […]

Dinamo Zagreb 0 – 2 Ajax: Guests take advantage of difference in formations

October 19, 2011

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Ajax ended a difficult streak of European football, to virtually secure the third place in their Champions League group, while also keeping sight on the second place that would provide a prolonged Champions League season. They did so with their single holding midfielder 4-3-3 system, albeit with a genuine destroyer at the base of the […]