On Saturday evening Ajax achieved a closely contested win at home against Sparta Rotterdam. The Ajax team were behind after half an hour of play, but showed their resilience early on in the second half. Thanks to goals from Davy Klaassen and Dusan Tadic the Amsterdam team repaired the damage to end up 2-1.
Ajax claimed all three points from the home match against Sparta. The gap to second-placed PSV is still four points after this weekend in the Eredivisie. The match was preceded by a statement of support for Louis van Gaal. The 70-year-old trainer is suffering from prostate cancer and has a history with both clubs.