So for Ajax this was a bad dress rehearsal for their all-deciding game against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Erik ten Hag took the blame after. "It didn't look like the team were ready to play. That's always the trainer's job. I told them beforehand where the gaps were in FC Twente: behind their wingers. And we did nothing about it. It was too sluggish."
Ajax – FC Twente 1-2 (0-1)
22. Menig 0-1
59. Tadic 1-1 (strafschop)
84. Menig 1-2
Ajax: Onana, Klaiber, (85. Huntelaar), Schuurs (55. Timber), Blind, Tagliafico (55. Martínez), Gravenberch, Klaassen, Labyad, Tadic, Traoré (45. Brobbey), Promes (55. Antony)