Ajax the victors in riveting duel against Go Ahead Eagles

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Ajax won their first league match of the 2024 Eredivisie season Sunday afternoon. John van 't Schip's team beat Go Ahead Eagles 2-3. Brian Brobbey, Benjamin Tahirović and Devyne Rensch took credit for the Amsterdam team's goals.

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The first half in De Adelaarshorst saw plenty of thrills and spills. Ajax opened the scoring in the 27th minute courtesy of Brobbey. The striker made it 0-1 from a pass from captain Steven Bergwijn. The home side drew level just before half-time thanks to Victor Edvardsen, who ploughed the ball firmly past Diant Ramaj.

In the closing moments of the first half, Tahirović saw to it personally that Ajax were back in the lead as they went into the break. The midfielder shot an excellent free kick from Steven Berghuis into the net: 1-2.

Luckily the spectacle in Deventer continued in the second half. Ajax and Go Ahead Eagles both saw several great opportunities. The home team were first to score courtesy of Kramer, bringing things back to evens at 2-2. Ajax didn't falter and made it 2-3 in the 72nd minute thanks to Rensch. This turned out to be the final goal of the day at De Adelaarshorst, guaranteeing Ajax their first three points of 2024.

Go Ahead Eagles - Ajax 2-3 (1-2)
27. Brobbey 0-1
44. Edvardsen 1-1
45+4. Tahirović 1-2
58. Kramer 2-2
72. Rensch 2-3

Ajax: Ramaj; Rensch, Šutalo (46. Medić), Hato, Sosa; Tahirović, Taylor (85. Gooijer), Hlynsson (61. Forbs); Berghuis, Brobbey (77. Akpom), Bergwijn

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