Ajax only just managed to beat NEC 1-0 Sunday afternoon. "Ultimately, this is a safe win," said coach John Heitinga, who was pleased with how the match unfolded in the early stages. "I thought we played really well in the first 20 to 25 minutes. We kept the pressure fully on, and our imaginative players kept searching for the long crosses, but we didn't score."
Sunday afternoon saw Ajax book their sixth league victory in a row under new manager John Heitinga. NEC were beaten 1-0 at the Johan Cruyff ArenA, thanks to a second-half goal from Mohammed Kudus. This meant Ajax followed the trend set by the other clubs in the top four, who also all won 1-0 earlier this weekend.