Eredivisie 2017-2018 Winter Break Update
Eredivisie Table December 2017
We have had a superb first half of the season going undefeated and extending our Eredivisie unbeaten run to 29 games. We won our opening 10 games and only conceded 3 goals. With only 8 goals conceded in our 18 games we have opened up a 12 point gap at the top.
Eredivisie Results 2017-2018
Champions League Group Stage 2017-2018
We opened our European campaign at home in the Amsterdam Arena with a 2-1 victory over Valencia with goals from Lincoln and Milik. We controlled the game well with Left Back Mitchell Dijks putting in a superb display. A good start to our European adventure and a solid platform to build on.
Next up and a visit to Lech Poznan in Poland and a return to Arkadiusz Miliks homeland and what a return he silenced the home crowd with a 4 goal display in a 5-0 victory along with a Mitchell Dijks goal. Maximum points and a trip to Munich around the corner we are playing good football and looking confident.
Japanese star Yoshinori Muto scored the only goal of a poor game in Munich giving Bayern a 1-0 victory in a game of few chances. Serbian midfielder Nemanja Gudhelj put in a very good performance in the centre breaking up Bayern’s midfield play.
A good team performance gave us a 2-1 win in the return against Bayern. Thomas Muller had put Bayern 1-0 up after the restart which seemed to spark us in to life, both full backs Tete and Dijks constantly raided the wings and both Gudhelj and Klaassen controlled the centre of the pitch and it was club captain Davy Klaassen who put us on level terms with 16 minutes to go. Just 2 minutes later Arkadiusz Milik put us in front with a thunderous drive which took the roof off the Amsterdam Arena sending our tifosi in to a frenzy. I myself was clinched fisted this is what we deserved after a superb performance. I had a feeling that we had arrived on the European scene.
Another solid performance from the boys this time in the Mestalla in the return against Valencia and it was that man Milik with his 7th Champions League goal this term that gave us a 1-0 win and ensured qualification in top spot.
We rounded the group stage off with another 5-0 hammering of Lech Poznan in the Arena. We scored all our goals in the first period and then cruised through the 2nd period finishing our group experience 5 points in front of Valencia with Bayern Munich subjected to the Europa League Football.
Knockout Round Draw
We have been drawn against Danish Champions FC Kobenhavn in the last 16 with the first leg away in Copenhagen.
We have still not conceded a goal in the Dutch Cup in 15 games has we cruised in to the Quarter Final with wins against Helmand Sport, SC Cambuur and our big rival’s PSV Eindoven who we beat 1-0 in Eindoven thanks to a Davy Klaassen strike.
Head Of Youth Development Berhnard Peters Signings
Since joining us Bernhard Peters has brought in to the club some promising talents, below are a few screenshots of some of the players that hopefully will go on to represent us in the future.
Ajax Under 19’s Table
The Under 19’s have got off to a good start this season opening up a 7 point lead at the top.
Well we just missed out on qualifying for the World Cup I can’t help feel that I took over a game too late, however I enjoyed the short term challenge but have decided to resign and concentrate on club management. I have stepped down undefeated in my 5 games in charge. A bonus for Ajax came in the shape of Riechedly Bazoer triggering a clause in his contract that seen FC Barcelona pay us £7m that was part of the deal.
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