Ajax qualified for the qualifiyng rounds of the Champions League by defeating AZ by 3-0. Goals by Heitinga, Donk (own goal) and Gabri were enough to erase the 2-1 away defeat. See the match photos here.
It's over. Gabri makes it 3-0 from a touch by Huntelaar and Ajax are the winners of the playoffs.
Edgar Davids gave Ajax a boost with his experience and effort.
Ryan Babel started on the right wing but moved to the left when De Mul replaced Mitea.
Nicolae Mitea surprisingly started the match but was taken off after 30 minutes.
Tom de Mul came on after 30 minutes and injected some speed in the match.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar did not score but the striker was very active and provided the assist for Gabri's 3-0.
John Heitinga fired in the important first goal.
George Ogararu played a solid match on the right flank.
Maarten Stekelenburg played another fine match. Here, John Heitinga thanks him for a good save.
The Ajax supporters stood behind their club in the most important match of the year.
Henk ten Cate and Alfons Groenendijk are overjoyed with the good result.
Key players Zdenek Grygera, Jaap Stam and Wesley Sneijder were missed, but Ajax completed the difficult task.
Supporters' clubs SVA and AFCA bad Zdenek Grygera, Roger and Fred Grim farewell after the match.