The match was suspended for a long time in the first half. Both teams refused to give each other space to play football. This basically resulted in a physical duel with little room for stupidity. The fact that neither team fired a shot on target in the first half hour tells the story of the classic in the first 30 minutes.
The fact that the score finally fell 0-1 due to an own goal from Senesi had a huge impact. Ajax’s initial attack was good, but Dusan Tadic’s ball on Sebastian Haller was intercepted by Argentina’s Feyenoord defender. So things went differently. He put his goalkeeper Justin Bello on the wrong foot with a foot movement. Then the ball rolled very slowly over the goal line.
For Ajax, this goal came at a perfect moment, before the end of the first half. Feyenoord came out of the dressing room upset by this goal in the goal. Rotterdam team hit the whole score immediately in the second half. But every time they reach the Ajax penalty area, they run into a group of Ajax players.
Ajax did not create much, only Brazilian Anthony shot in a relatively promising position. Just fifteen minutes from the end, after a foul on substitute Devin Wrench in the Feyenoord penalty area, Ajax had the perfect chance to score 0-2. Tadic did not fail and took the penalty kick.
Then Ajax ended the match calmly. The home team has lost all its energy and can no longer make a fist in Rotterdam. Before the winter break, the Erik ten Hag team will start working again. On Wednesday, Fortuna Sittard will be the contender at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Feyenoord – Ajax 0-2 (0-1)
44. Senese (Reverse Goal) 0-1
81. Tadic (penalty kick) 0-2
Ajax: Pasveer, Timber (73. Rensch), Schuurs, Martínez (19. Tagliafico), Blind; Alvarez, Gravenberch, Bergwis (60. Klassen), Anthony, Haller, Tadic
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