Ajax move into Eredivisie lead – but PSV are in action tonight

Klaas Jan Huntelaar takes a kick. Photo VI Images
Klaas Jan Huntelaar takes a kick. Photo VI Images

Ajax is at the top of the Eredivisie for the first time in over 1,000 days, following Wednesday night’s 2-5 win over FC Emmen, who are struggling against relegation.

The win puts Ajax one point ahead of PSV Eindhoven, who take on PEC Zwolle at home on Thursday evening. The two clubs are far ahead of the rest of the pack in this season’s league competition.

Despite the win, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said after the match that he was not happy with his team’s performance. ‘I am not at all satisfied with the last 30 minutes, and I have told the players exactly that,’ he said. ‘They lost concentration and the play was sloppy.’

Emmen scored twice in the last half hour of the game.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who scored his 100th goal for Ajax during the match, said he hoped Sunday’s win against PSV had given them a mental boost. ‘The pressure is now on PSV,’ he said.

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