Ajax through to next round after thriller


Wednesday night saw Ajax reach the last sixteen of the Dutch Cup after a strange and electrifying clash. FC Utrecht were beaten 5-4 at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Dusan Tadic's stunning long-distance shot in the 89th minute, his second score of the game, helped seal the win for Ajax. The other goals came from Zakaria Labyad (who scored twice) and Antony.




At the end of the match, Labyad could hardly believe what had happened on the pitch. "What can I say? It was truly unbelievable."

"We had dramatic starts to both halves, but we luckily we still managed to win the match. That's the most important thing."

Ajax – FC Utrecht 5-4 (2-1)
1. Mahi 0-1
8. Tadic 1-1
45+2. Labyad 2-1
47. Mahi 2-2
54. Antony 3-2
55. Van de Streek 3-3
70. Sylla 3-4
81. Labyad 4-4
89. Tadic 5-4

Ajax: Scherpen, Rensch (86. Martínez), Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Álvarez (73. Ekkelenkamp), Gravenberch, Klaassen, Antony, Labyad, Tadic