Ajax lost their first points in this season's cup last Sunday. Ajax lost 2-1 away to AZ Alkmaar. The Amsterdam team initially took the lead thanks to Mohammed Kudus, but the Alkmaar side brought things level before half time. Even in the closing stages, the Amsterdam players failed to convert several great opportunities into goals.
Ajax failed to win at AZ for the second season in a row. After drawing 2-2 last May, the Ajax players this time lost 2-1. All goals came in the first half. Ajax was chasing an equaliser in the closing stage, but this failed to materialise.