Ajax took a 2-0 lead against Arsenal in the LG Amsterdam Tournament. But in the end the Gunners prevailed: 3-2.
Ajax's first home match had a great start. The Amsterdam team had a 2-0 lead at halftime, through goals by Luis Suarez and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
,,I think we can be pleased. We showed good and attrative football’’, coach Marco van Basten said about the first half. But after the friendly, the Ajax team had also learned a lesson. Against the English giants the tables turned rapidly in the second half.
The Gunners needed less than half an hour to get past the home side. Emmanuel Adebayor headed in a cross by Emmanuel Eboué: 1-2. It meant the beginning of the end for Ajax. Nicklas Bendtner scored the equaliser and Adebayor scored the winning goal for Arsene Wenger's team: 2-3.
,,Arsenal are further than we are in the preseason’’,Van Basten said. ,,When we were tired, they shifted another gear. Arsenal is a real top team.
Arsenal took the lead in the LG Amsterdam Tournament. FC Internazionale and Sevilla FC drew 0-0.