Ajax 4-1 Utrecht: Hosts on brink of Eredivisie title

Published on: 12 May 2019

Ajax captain Matthias de Ligt and his team-mates celebrated with the home supporters long after the final whistle

Ajax all but secured a 26th Eredivisie title after coming from behind to defeat Utrecht.

Othman Boussaid gave the visitors a shock lead after just 36 seconds but goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Donny van de Beek put the home side in front.

Dusan Tadic made it 3-1 before doubling his tally from the penalty spot.

The result lifts Ajax three points clear of PSV - whose goal difference is 14 lower - with one game to play.

The Eindhoven club's title hopes are effectively over after losing 1-0 at fourth-placed AZ Alkmaar.

Guus Til scored the only goal at the AFAS Stadium to clinch Alkmaar's place in next season's Europa League qualifying rounds.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Ajax

    24Onana

    3Veltman

    4de Ligt

    17Blind

    31TagliaficoBooked at 60mins

    12MazraouiSubstituted forSchöneat 72'minutes

    6van de Beek

    21de Jong

    22ZiyechSubstituted forSinkgravenat 86'minutes

    9HuntelaarSubstituted forTraoréat 90'minutes

    10Tadic

Substitutes

    2Kristensen

    8Sinkgraven

    16Magallán

    19Labyad

    20Schöne

    23Traoré

    25Dolberg

    26Lamprou

    28Semedo Varela

    30de Wit

    37Lang

    40Ekkelenkamp

FC Utrecht

    1Jensen

    17Klaiber

    15LetschertBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBergströmat 58'minutes

    14JanssenBooked at 40mins

    24Gavory

    23BazoerBooked at 7minsSubstituted forGörtlerat 66'minutes

    10Gustafson

    6Strieder

    7Kerk

    22van de StreekBooked at 54mins

    26BoussaidSubstituted forVenemaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

    2van der Maarel

    11Dessers

    13Bergström

    16Marsman

    27Görtler

    29Venema

Referee:

Pol van Boekel

Attendance:

53,520

Match Stats

Home TeamAjaxAway TeamFC Utrecht

Possession

Home65%

Away35%

Shots

Home25

Away11

Shots on Target

Home12

Away4

Corners

Home5

Away4

Fouls

Home8

Away9

Live Text

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Match ends, Ajax 4, FC Utrecht 1.

Full TimePosted at 90'+2'

Second Half ends, Ajax 4, FC Utrecht 1.

Posted at 90'+2'

Lassina Traoré (Ajax) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

SubstitutionPosted at 90'

Substitution, Ajax. Lassina Traoré replaces Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Posted at 86'

Attempt missed. Emil Bergström (FC Utrecht) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolas Gavory following a set piece situation.

SubstitutionPosted at 86'

Substitution, Ajax. Daley Sinkgraven replaces Hakim Ziyech.

Posted at 84'

Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).

Posted at 84'

Sean Klaiber (FC Utrecht) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 84'

Foul by Lasse Schöne (Ajax).

Posted at 84'

Simon Gustafson (FC Utrecht) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!Posted at 80'

Goal! Ajax 4, FC Utrecht 1. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Posted at 78'

Penalty Ajax. Hakim Ziyech draws a foul in the penalty area.

Posted at 78'

Penalty conceded by Rico Strieder (FC Utrecht) after a foul in the penalty area.

Posted at 77'

Corner, FC Utrecht. Conceded by Daley Blind.

Posted at 77'

Attempt blocked. Sander van de Streek (FC Utrecht) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emil Bergström.

Goal!Posted at 75'

Goal! Ajax 3, FC Utrecht 1. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar following a corner.

Posted at 75'

Attempt missed. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Schöne with a cross following a corner.

Posted at 75'

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by David Jensen.

Posted at 75'

Attempt saved. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico with a cross.

SubstitutionPosted at 72'

Substitution, Ajax. Lasse Schöne replaces Noussair Mazraoui.

Posted at 71'

Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

Posted at 69'

Attempt saved. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico.

SubstitutionPosted at 66'

Substitution, FC Utrecht. Lukas Görtler replaces Riechedly Bazoer because of an injury.

Posted at 66'

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 65'

Delay in match Riechedly Bazoer (FC Utrecht) because of an injury.

Posted at 65'

Attempt saved. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Posted at 63'

Attempt saved. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

Posted at 63'

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 62'

Delay in match Riechedly Bazoer (FC Utrecht) because of an injury.

Posted at 61'

Attempt blocked. Nick Venema (FC Utrecht) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gyrano Kerk.

Posted at 60'

Attempt blocked. Willem Janssen (FC Utrecht) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riechedly Bazoer with a headed pass.

BookingPosted at 60'

Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 60'

Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax).

Posted at 60'

Gyrano Kerk (FC Utrecht) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 59'

Attempt saved. Donny van de Beek (Ajax) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

SubstitutionPosted at 58'

Substitution, FC Utrecht. Emil Bergström replaces Timo Letschert because of an injury.

Posted at 58'

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 56'

Delay in match Timo Letschert (FC Utrecht) because of an injury.

Posted at 56'

Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).

Posted at 56'

Simon Gustafson (FC Utrecht) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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