Ajax outclassed ADO and closes eleven points gap with PSV
Ajax easily won the home game against ADO Den Haag on Sunday. The leader of the Eredivisie triumphed in part thanks to a goal and two assists from Devyne Rensch with 5-0 and strikes a gap of eleven points with PSV, which has to share second place with AZ after the 2-0 defeat in Alkmaar.
Moreover, Ajax has played one less match than the competition. Still no new date has been found for the duel with FC Utrecht that was canceled at the beginning of February due to the winter weather.
The team from Amsterdam, who qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League midweek at the expense of Young Boys, especially waltzed over ADO in the first half. With goals from star Rensch, Brian Brobbey, Edsón Álvarez and Dusan Tadic, it was already 4-0 halfway. After the break, only Davy Klaassen managed to score.
Ajax took on ADO Den Haag without a record purchase Sébastien Haller and defender Jurriën Timber. The two tested positive for the coronavirus and therefore naturally remained outside the selection.
For ADO, an uninterrupted stay of thirteen seasons in the Eredivisie threatens to come to an end. The team of trainer Ruud Brood looses FC Emmen, which took a surprising point on Saturday at Feyenoord (1-1), as the last player.
Leading role Rensch with goal and two assists
The eighteen-year-old Rensch was then at the basis of the 2-0 and the 4-0. In the twentieth minute, the right back assisted Brian Brobbey, who was allowed to replace Haller in the striker. Just before half time, he was also the principal of Tadic’s thirteenth league goal this season, after a smart switch from Brobbey.
In the meantime, Edsón Álvarez had taken the 3-0 on his account. The Mexican hit from close range, after Shaquille Pinas had managed to keep Davy Klaassen from scoring.
ADO keeps damage limited after substitutions at Ajax
A goal for Klaassen came five minutes after the break. The midfielder headed home after a cross from Neres and kept Ajax on course for a monster victory.
Ten Hag, who had already replaced Tadic for Oussama Idrissi in the break, seized the margin of five goals to make a triple substitution. Álvarez, Klaassen and Brobbey made way for Perr Schuurs, Zakaria Labyad and Lassina Traoré.
The early changes did not benefit Ajax’s game. In particular, Idrissi, who went for his own success in the final phase instead of putting the ball on the detached Traoré, could assume that ADO was not treated to an even bigger defeat.