ADO in figures: Rensch almost perfect, Blind sets a record

After every game played Ajax is there enough to talk about. Perhaps the attacking game was flashy, or the tactical plan suited the opponent perfectly. Behind this lie numerous statistics, which say something about both individual performance and about the whole. Ajax won 5-0 on Sunday evening Ado den Haag and was in that match Devyne Rensch the absolute star.

Sunday evening Ajax had no child to number last ADO Den Haag. The team from Amsterdam won 5-0, but that score could have been much higher if the opportunities were used in the last part of the match. The relationships between Ajax and ADO Den Haag are visible in the statistics. Ajax had no less than 73 percent of the ball possession and also eighteen chances. ADO only had two and, moreover, the visitors never shot at goal.

When we look at the number of passes, the difference is really huge. Ajax made a total of 821 passes, ADO only 288. Moreover: with Ajax the pass purity was 89 percent, with ADO 70 percent. It is also striking that Ajax had more ball possession after the break (77 at 70 percent), that there were slightly more shots after the break (10 at 8) and that there were more passes in the second half (437 at 384) than in the first half. Moreover, the fit was more pure after the break: 92 at 87 percent.

Rensch played an almost perfect match

All Ajax players scored well against ADO Den Haag, although Devyne Rensch was the absolute star. The right back actually did everything right in the home game with the club from The Hague. Rensch’s heat map shows that he often came out as a right winger, but also as ‘ten’ or as ‘right inside’.

That he did his bit offensively, is evident from the figures: one goal, two assists and three key passes. Furthermore, Rensch had a pass clarity of 86 percent and three of his four executed dribbles were successful. Rensch also did well defensively. He won eight of his thirteen duels and was good for five well-executed tackles, three interceptions and one blocking of a shot. On statistics website SofaScore Rensch even gets a 9.9. In short: Rensch played an almost perfect match.

Brobbey important as a point of contact

In the absence of Sébastien Haller was allowed Brian Brobbey show it Sunday night for 54 minutes. The striker scored and was also important as a point of contact for the team. Ajax reached Brobbey 35 times and only lost the ball six times. In addition, he was clean in the passing: 26 of his 29 passes (ninety percent) arrived at a teammate.

Lassina Traoré was then allowed to show as a substitute and he scores lesser statistics than his predecessor Brobbey. In 36 minutes, Traoré had 19 touches and eight ball losses. In addition, Traoré was less clean in his passing: 8 of the 12 passes (67 percent) arrived. Furthermore, he was unable to score or deliver an assist. It has to be said: what if Zakaria Labyad and Oussama Idrissi had been less selfish and had passed the ball on Traoré, who had been completely detached, twice?

Blind and Gravenberch: delicious game distributors

Daley Blind seems to feel like a fish in water in midfield. The experienced force is the playmaker of Ajax in midfield and does it almost perfectly. Blind sent a total of 145 (!) Passes against ADO Den Haag, of which 132 arrived: 91 percent. These are the best statistics for an Eredivisie player since 2014.

Furthermore, Blind managed to deliver a key pass three times and also often dares with a long ball. Of the fifteen long passes, eleven arrived. In addition, Blind also showed strong control of the ball. The midfielder had 162 touches and only lost the ball 16 times.

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