Final preparations were being made at the de Toekomst training ground, in readiness for the clash against the current number four in the league. Just five days after playing at Liverpool, another away game looms this Sunday.
The match in Alkmaar is the final one in the first rounds this season. After Sunday, the competition goes on hold for a while owing to international fixtures. Ajax also wants to win this seventh match in the Eredivisie in order to keep up their perfect record. So far, the Amsterdam side has won all six games in the league.
Our photographer was there at the final training session and took some magnificent shots.