Ajax dominated in the early stages of the contest. After fourteen minutes, their field superiority resulted in the 0-1 from Antony. After a strong phase from AZ in the second half, Klaassen suddenly scored the second goal for Ajax. Neres decided the contest definitively in injury time, for a final score of 0-3. The lead over PSV in second is now seven points.
Ten Hag satisfied
Coach Erik ten Hag talked about the battle plan for the visit to AZ in front of the ESPN cameras. "We wanted to dominate the match. That means applying constant pressure and being dangerous on the ball. We played with attacking backs."
"Our start phase was our best, I thought," the coach continued. "We immediately had them by the throat."
AZ – Ajax 0-3 (0-1)
14. Antony 0-1
60. Klaassen 0-2
90+4. Neres 0-3
Ajax: Onana, Rensch (64. Timber), Schuurs, Martínez, Blind, Klaassen (89. Labyad), Gravenberch, Álvarez, Antony (76. Neres), Haller (89. Brobbey), Tadic