Ajax win their first Eredivisie title in 5 years after shining in UCL
Netherlands record champions AFC Ajax Amsterdam had just won their 34 th domestic league title and completed the domestic double . Ajax, who finished the season two points above PSV Eindhoven, will bring the title back to Amsterdam for the first time since 2014. The Dutch giants have now won the domestic double after they beat Willem II in the KNVB Cup earlier this month. They ended the season with a 4-1 win at De Graafschap and PSV Eindhoven who won 3-1 at home to Heracles Almelo on last day of the season and Ajax ended with 86 points and 119 goals
Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong Donny van de Beek a and Hakim ziyech all played at the Stadion De Vijverberg in what could be a final Ajax appearance for all three players and others like David neres and Dusan tadic are also likely to follow their teammates and acquire a big money move. Ajax are successful not only domestically but also they are successful in UEFA champions league
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Dutch giants have taken everybody by surprise in this seasons Champions League, unexpectedly knocking out two of Europe’s heavyweights in Real Madrid and Juventus to the route to the semi final of UEFA champions league. Ajax this season have been brilliant at times and on occasion and they simply are breathtaking. The pressing, the speed of foot, the fluidity of movement when attacking, the maintaining of team shape at all times, the quick passing, the creation of multiple passing options, are all there.
Then there is the composure – never hurried, and never flustered in the European stage Ajax negotiated through the group without losing a game, eventually taking the second spot – finishing behind Bayern Munich. They beat Athens twice, won against and drew with Benfica and drew both times with Bayern to finish with 12 points.Aafter that The Dutch side were then drawn against Real Madrid and many expected their European run to end at the round of 16. But that wasn’t the case as they won over the 13 times European champions and booked their place in quarter final with Juventus. And to the utter surprise they knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus to advance through to the semi finals .
They played impressively but the last gasp goal from Tottenham striker Lucas moura broken their hearts at the time when they are seconds away from European cup final
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seven players from the Champions Ajax, are included in the Eredivisie Player of the Season Frenkie de Jong, Dutch Footballer of the Year Matthijs de Ligt. Hakim Ziyech, Dusan Tadic, Lasse Schone, Daley Blind and Andre Onana are also in the team.Ziyech impressed the world with his outstanding performances for Ajax during the Uefa Champions League, inspiring them to the semi-finals where they eventually lost to Tottenham Hotspur on the away goals rule.and Ziyech contributed 19 goals and 16 assists in 43 outings across all competitions