Tuesday 21 September 2021

Ajax start Champions League campaign with 1-5 win, four goals for Haller

Ajax start Champions League campaign with 1-5 win, four goals for Haller

Ajax’ Champions League campaign got off to a stunning start on Wednesday evening with a 1-5 win over Portuguese club Sporting CP, including four goals for debutant Sébastien Haller. Haller signed for Ajax from West Ham for a club record fee of €22.5m last winter  but was left off the list for European competition due to an administrative error. Steven Berghuis, who moved to Ajax this season from arch rivals Feyenoord, scored the fifth. Match report and highlights Ajax next... More >

Verstappen: 'Hamilton squeezed me out'

Max Verstappen has insisted he was not responsible for the crash that took him and Lewis Hamilton out of the Monza Grand Prix despite being penalised by the race stewards. The pair touched wheels as Verstappen tried to pass Hamilton on the first chicane straight after the world champion had emerged from the pits narrowly ahead in third place on lap 26. Verstappen bounced off the kerb as Hamilton closed the gap and ended up in the gravel with his... More >

PSV keep up 100% record with 3-0 win at AZ

PSV Eindhoven maintained their 100% start to the Eredivisie season with a commanding 3-0 win in Alkmaar. French defender Olivier Boscagli opened the scoring with a 35-yard howitzer that flew past a statuesque Peter Vindahl Jensen, making his debut in AZ’s goal. Substitute Yorbe Vertessen scored the second after 69 minutes before setting up Ritsu Doan for the third. Ajax went clear in second place as they won 2-0 at bottom side PEC Zwolle, who are still waiting to score... More >

Van de Zandschulp bows out of US Open

Tennis player Botic van de Zandschulp’s giant-killing run at the US Open ended in the quarter-finals as he lost in four sets to second seed Daniil Medvedev. Van de Zandschulp, who knocked out number eight seed Casper Rudd and 11th seed Diego Schwartzman in earlier rounds, looked outclassed as he was broken in his opening service game and lost the first two sets 6-3 6-0. The man dubbed the ‘comeback king’ rallied to become the first opponent to take a... More >

Depay hits hat-trick as Dutch beat Turkey

Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick as the Netherlands swept aside Turkey in Amsterdam to move to the top of their World Cup qualifying group. Oranje took an early lead when Davy Klaassen completed a neat one-two in the box with Depay with less than a minute on the clock, and Louis van Gaal’s side never looked back. Klaassen and Depay linked up again after 15 minutes as the Ajax midfielder hooked the ball over his shoulder to set up a... More >

Vergeer 'very proud' of Paralympic team

Dutch Paralympic boss Esther Vergeer said she was ‘very proud’ of the team’s performances following the biggest gold medal haul in 33 years. The Netherlands finished fifth in the overall medal table with 25 golds, 17 silvers and 17 bronzes. Ukraine, Brazil, Australia and Italy all won more medals in total, but the high winning percentage lifted the Dutch above them. Vergeer, the seven-time wheelchair tennis champion, put the success down to focusing on athletes who were most likely to... More >

Verstappen wins Dutch Grand Prix

Max Verstappen has won the first Grand Prix to take place in the Netherlands for 36 years. Roared on by a crowd of 70,000 overwhelmingly Dutch fans at the Zandvoort track, the Red Bull driver kept ahead of his British arch-rival and world champion Lewis Hamilton and now leads the championship table by three points. Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who finished third, worked together in an effort to stop the Dutchman, but their efforts failed. ‘They were just too... More >

Mixed response to return of Zandvoort GP

Thirty-six years after the chequered flag fell for the last time on a Dutch Grand Prix, the circuit in the dunes is back on the Formula One calendar. Some 67,000 racing fans will pack the stands hoping to witness a titanic battle between world champion Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, the 23-year-old pretender to the throne. A win for Verstappen in front of his home crowd would propel him to the top of the standings with nine races to go.... More >