Dutch Eredivisie: Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 VVV-Venlo – Report

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Frank de Boer’s side retained the title as a Lokhoff’s men.
In round-33 of the Dutch top flight, Ajax Amsterdam retained the Eredivisie title with a comfortable 2-0 victory over at Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday, May 2.
De Joden headed into the game with a six-point lead over the second placed Rotterdam, and needed only a point to retain the title ahead of the final round of fixtures on Sunday, May 6.
The home side dominated proceedings right from the kick-off. had the first opportunity of the game, but the Belgian stopper saw his low drive rattle the right post before a VVV defender cleared the ball.
In the eighth minute, the Amsterdam giants broke the deadlock through Siem de Jong. An, but De Jong did well to slot
home the rebound.
Moments later, Vertonghen’s low drive yet again hit the post while De Jong’s effort went inches wide of the right post, as the visiting side continued to live dangerously.
Despite asserting their authority throughout the rest of the opening half, De Joden failed to convert their dominance into goalscoring opportunities.
After the half-time break, the Amsterdam giants eventually managed to double their advantage in the 58th minute with De Jong netting his second of the evening. Aissati played a neat low pass inside the penalty area and the midfielder did well
to hit the bottom right corner of the net.
The Amsterdammers head coach, Frank de Boer, made a double change in the 61st minute, bringing on Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Andre Ooijer for respectively.
Sigthorsson made an immediate impact, but he was unlucky to see his header rattling the post before a decent save from Gentenaar denied his effort from hitting the back of the net.
De Joden were in full control of the match and gave VVV no chance to create anything threatening of note in the remaining action of the second-half.
When the referee blew the final whistle, the score-line read 2-0 in favour of the Amsterdam giants. All three points ensured that Ajax are crowned Dutch champions for the 31st time in the club’s history with one match left to play before the end
of the 2011/12 season.



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