The day Frenkie de Jong step on the lawn of the Camp Nou for the first time, Barcelona will be able to present him as champion of the league and the Dutch Cup. Ajax had fallen in love with half of Europe in the Champions League with a new generation of gold but did not conquer the Eredivisie since 2014. Yesterday, the De Jong, De Ligt and company they finished with five years of drought. The victory ajacied In the field of De Graafschap he rounded off the success and unleashed the celebration.
The midfielder leaves with the duties done. He will also leave (perhaps with his friend to Barça) Matthijs de Ligt, who at the age of 19 and as captain was in charge of collecting and lifting the two trophies. Both played the 90 minutes. For the last time they put on the Ajax shirt before flying from the nest. And they said goodbye in a big way.
Five years ago the Amsterdam team did not win the championship and 17 seasons did not raise the double
Participating in the eighth League-Cup double achieved by the Amsterdam club, which was not achieved since 2002. The first three and the fifth had the Johan Cruyff label as a player in the field. Now they are also Ajax history. The team of 119 goals in 34 games.
The last day of the Eredivisie did not leave much room for surprise. PSV's only hope was a carom in which he had to win and wait for Ajax to be thrashed by De Graafschap. Nothing is further from reality. Those of Eindhoven came back to Heracles (3-1) but the leader was a whirlwind as in the whole final stretch of the course (1-4).
Last minutes with Ajax
De Ligt and De Jong said goodbye in style, doing their homework at the De Graafschap course
The three goals were a compendium of that total football that has been practiced by the team led by Ten Hag, where players appear where they are least expected. Schöne opened the scoring with a goal of direct lack, although not as spectacular as the Bernabeu, which caused the edge of the area central Blind. The second, after a slalom of the skillful Ziyech, he finished in the small area Tagliafico, the left side. The third came from a penalty, transformed by Tadic, after a foul from behind on De Jong as the future Barça player slipped into the kitchen. Serbian, sometimes false nine, sometimes extreme, also closed the account.
The momentary draw of El Jebli only served to demonstrate the stripes of De Ligt, who was angered by not putting enough pressure on the player who made the pass to the local forward. It was the only start of the afternoon. There were no more scares. It was time for the party. Party of joy and farewell.
The offensive football of Ten Hag
Ajax, who fell in love with Europe, is crowned with 119 goals in favor in 34 games