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Three generations Blind in the picture at contract signing
It has been known for several days that Daley Blind will remain an Ajax player until at least 2023, but a nice picture appeared on Friday. Ajax shares via Twitter images of the official contract signing and Blind was not alone. He takes a picture with a broad smile and an Ajax shirt in his hands, but he will not do that without his father Danny Blind and his young son by his side.
Ajax wins its first four knockout duels for the first time
For the first time in club history, Ajax has won its first four knock-out duels after the winner’s stop, Sportzeloot reports. Twitter. In the new year, the Amsterdam managed to win over two duels against Lille OSC and Young Boys. However, this did not work in the seasons in which Ajax won the Champions League.
Because of the win against Young Boys Erik ten Hag the first trainer after Louis van Gaal to reach two European quarter-finals and Ajax is still unbeaten in 2021. Ajax also has the largest margin this century in the Eredivisie.
Tadić joins select and illustrious company
Dusan Tadić scored the 0-2 on behalf of Ajax against Young Boys on Thursday evening. This makes him join an equally select and illustrious company, writes Football International. He has joined a group of players with at least twenty goals on behalf of a Dutch club in a European context. Tadić thus equaled both Shota Arveladze and Willem van Hanegem. Willy van der Kuijlen has scored 29 goals and is the record holder. Jari Litmanen is number two with 26 goals.
Tadić can match Swart for goals in Bern
Because of his goal in the home game against Young Boys, Dusan Tadić has sixteen European goals. With that, the Serbian is in joint fifth place on the European top scorers list, with Søren Lerby and Luis Suárez. Now it is important to match Sjaak Swart. Mister Ajax scored a total of eighteen goals in a European context, it reports Algemeen Dagblad.
Ajax receives congratulations from FC Utrecht
The fact that Ajax turned 121 years old on Thursday does not escape the rest of the Eredivisie. The mutual battle between the Amsterdam club and FC Utrecht has been known for many years, but Ajax can still count on congratulations from the club from the Dom city. Fittingly, the club will post it Twitter channel a photo of Sébastien Haller in the FC Utrecht shirt in a match against Ajax.
Ajax is celebrating its 121th anniversary
Ajax exists exactly 121 years on Thursday, March 18. Via various social media channels thanks the Amsterdam club its fans. On Thursday evening, Ajax will compete against BSC Young Boys in the Europa League. It will be the icing on the cake when the team from Amsterdam manages to reach the quarter finals of the European tournament on his birthday. The kick-off is at 9 p.m.
Ten Hag sets a special record after a hundred Eredivisie matches
Erik ten Hag set a special record on Sunday, according to statistics from OptaJohan. The coach managed to win with Ajax with 0-2 on a visit to PEC Zwolle and he did that during his hundredth match as coach of Ajax in the Eredivisie. With the points average that he achieved, he is at the very top of the list of trainers with a hundred Eredivisie matches to their name. With 2.43 points per game, he is narrowly ahead of Aad de Mos – who scored 2.41.
Brobbey sets foot on Leipzig soil
Brian Brobbey his first moment in Leipzig has been captured, he shares ESPN via his Twitter channel. Among other things, the medical examination and putting his signature at RasenBallsport Leipzig can be seen in the video.
Tadić nominated for Europa League Player of the Week
Dusan Tadić has been nominated by UEFA for Player of the Week in the Europa League, the European Football Association reports through its official channels. In addition to the Serbian, Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma) and Roberto Soldado (Granada CF) also have a chance to win the prestigious prize.
Tadić after goal level with Lerby and Suárez
Dusan Tadić scored his sixteenth European goal for Ajax on Thursday evening. By scoring the 2-0 against BSC Young Boys, the Serbian has come on a level with former Ajax players Søren Lerby and Luis Suárez, reports Football Stats on Twitter. Tadić has reached this number after 39 games. Lerby and Suárez needed fewer games to score sixteen goals (27 and 32).
Young Boys physio is secretly a fan of Ajax
Although Kay van Steenkiste is a physiotherapist at Young Boys, the Dutchman’s Europa League opponent is very fond of Ajax. “You can say that I was a fan of Ajax and I still am a little bit,” he says ESPN. “I think Ajax still has the favorite position, we are the underdog, but we are good at it.”
Ajax has the most teenagers who score
In Europe there is no club that has more teenagers scoring than Ajax, the Algemeen Dagblad writes. With Lassina Traoré, Brian Brobbey and Ryan Gravenberch, the counter is at three with the team from Amsterdam. No club does this better. Erik ten Hag’s team does share the ‘first’ place with Villarreal CF and Lech Poznan, who also have three goalscorers.
Ajax – Young Boys is under Italian management
The match between Ajax and BSC Young Boys next Thursday is under Italian leadership, as can be read on Ajax.nl. Marco Guida will be in charge of the first leg in the eighth finals of the Europa League, assisted by Ciro Carbone and Giorgio Peretti. The VAR on duty will be Massimiliano Irrati.
Klaassen owes bleached coupe for strong series
Davy Klaassen is happy with his current haircut, he says Ajax TV. A while ago the Ajax player bleached his hair and since then Ajax has remained unbeaten. ‘I hadn’t looked at it that way yet, but it is true. My girlfriend is doing a hairdressing course and she said: shall we do something to your hair? I thought: in terms of cutting, there is not much possible. Then she asked: shall we just do blonde? Since then, I like it well and we keep updating it, ‘he says with a laugh.
Van Boekel whistles PEC Zwolle – Ajax
PEC Zwolle – Ajax will be led on Sunday Pol van Boekel, the KNVB reports via his official channels. Earlier this season, the referee also whistled the first leg between the two clubs in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Then the game ended in a 4-0 victory for Ajax.