Ajax lose after penalties

Ajax lose after penalties

Ajax have lost to Inter after penalties on Saturday. The score after 90 minutes was 2-2 in the friendly match in Dubai. Kenneth Perez and John Heitinga scored for Ajax.

Edgar Davids began the first match of the Mohammed bin Rashid International Football Championship as Ajax's captain. After 35 minutes the midfielder was taken off as was agreed before the match. It were the first minutes for Davids since he broke his leg in a friendly match in the preseason. For goalscorer Perez it was his first match since his return to Ajax.

Julio Ricardo Cruz scored for Internazionale in the 16th minute. Kenneth Perez equalised two minutes later. Ajax took the lead in the second half when John Heitinga converted a penalty after 66 minutes. In the 70th minute, it was again Cruz who scored for Inter. After 90 minutes the sides were still level: 2-2.

In the necessary penalty series Jan-Arie van der Heijden, Kennedy and Heitinga missed their spot kick. For Inter only Cruz missed, so the Italians play for first place in the Dubai Cup on Monday.

Ajax: Stekelenburg, Vertonghen (46. Schilder/47. Van der Heijden), Heitinga, Maduro, Ogararu; Davids (35. Emanuelson), Perez (46. Rommedahl), Donald (45. De Jong); Suarez, Huntelaar (46. Leonardo), Kennedy.