During the Future Cup on March 30, March 31 and April 1 at sports complex De Toekomst, new playing rules will be used compared to the other years. Things like the self-pass and effective playing time will be used.
Ajax failed to bust their losing streak in the Eredivisie on Sunday. For the fourth time in a row, John van 't Schip's team failed to win any points. AZ turned out to be too good for them after ninety minutes of football in Alkmaar, final score: 2-0.
Ajax had a tough time Sunday in Alkmaar. After 120 minutes of football in Norway last Thursday against Bodø/Glimt, John van 't Schip's team was ultimately not strong enough to beat AZ: 2-0. "This was always going to be a difficult match after Thursday anyway. We had just two days to get ready for this game."
Ajax have suffered another Eredivisie loss. John van ’t Schip’s team lost against AZ in the AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar: 2-0. Earlier this season, Ajax lost 1-2 in Amsterdam against AZ. Ajax has not won four consecutive matches in the Dutch Championship now.
Kenneth Taylor is Ajax’s newest member of the Club of 100. Because Taylor played the away match against AZ, the 21-year-old midfielder is part of the impressive list of Ajacieden that have played at least one hundred official matches. The Ajacied, born May 16, 2002, started at Ajax’s youth academy in 2010.
Ajax completed their final training session Saturday in the run-up to their next away fixture. The Ajax team will kick off against fourth-position AZ away this Sunday at 16:45.
Ajax will play against Aston Villa in the UEFA Conference League round of sixteen. That was the result of the draw in Nyon on Friday afternoon.
Ajax qualified for the eighth finals of the UEFA Conference League on Thursday at the expense of Bodø/Glimt. The Amsterdam team will take on Aston Villa. Coach John van 't Schip is looking forward to the duel with the English. "It's going to be a very tough one."
Ajax have reached the round of sixteen after a sizzling evening of football in Norway. The Ajacieden beat Bodø/Glimt 1-2 thanks to a goal scored by Kenneth Taylor in the 114th minute. After ninety minutes of playing, the score was 1-1. Steven Berghuis opened the score in the 34th minute, but seven minutes before full-time, the home team equalised.
Kenneth Taylor might have secured Ajax a place in the next round of the Conference League by scoring in the extra time against Bodø/Glimt, but he was honest enough to admit it wasn’t on purpose. “I wanted to cross it, I was lucky”, the match-winner said, grinning. “But it’s always nice to decide the match”.
Diant Ramaj played an essential role in the 1-2 victory in Norway against Bodø/Glimt in the UEFA Conference League. The goalkeeper kept Ajax on its feet by making a few stunning saves. He looked back at the match with joy and emphasised it being a team performance. "Our mentality made the difference. We fought very hard."
Ajax have qualified for the next round of the UEFA Conference League by the skin of their teeth. Kenneth Taylor became the match-winner after scoring the winning goal in the extra time against Bodø/Glimt: 1-2. The draw for the round of sixteen will take place on Friday.