Ajax won its first competition match on Sunday by defeating Sparta 1-3. Two players added themselves to the goal-scoring books. Daley Sinkgraven and Mateo Cassierra scored their first goals with Ajax 1.
For Sinkgraven, Het Kasteel is fertile ground. The Rotterdam stadium was the setting for both goals that he has scored in professional football for Ajax.
The left-footed player also scored in April during the Sparta – Ajax Reserves Jupiler League match. Sinkgraven shot the ball hard into the upper corner. That wasn’t enough to disrupt the championship celebrations. During Sparta’s return to the highest football stage of the Netherlands, Sinkgraven scored again - his first goal in Ajax’s first team. “A big relief”, said the Assen native, who has been playing for Ajax for eighteen months.
Sinkgraven also made the assist on Cassierra’s 1-3 goal. The latter player can also look back on this match with a good feeling, having also scored his first goal for Ajax 1. It was Cassierra’s third official duel for the Amsterdam team. The Colombian didn’t score in the two matches against PAOK.
Davy Klaassen did score against the Greek team and continued to be in good form against Sparta. The captain is now 1 for 1 with three goals in as many matches, a great average.