Michal Sadílek returned from a suspension at FC Twente, at the expense of Michel Vlap. With Sadílek in the squad, the Tukkers started the game well in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and after fifteen minutes of play, Gijs Smal came along on the left side. The left back had a flawless pass to Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but the post and crossbar stood in the way of the striker’s goal.
Ajax, on the other hand, had trouble creating chances against the stiff team of Ron Jans. After half an hour of play FC Twente goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall had to start when Dusan Tadic came in from the left and took a swipe, but the German goalkeeper managed to turn Tadic’s attempt with a cat-like reflex.
However, Unnerstall had to capitulate moments later. The goalkeeper came out with a corner kick, but just before the German could box the ball away, Sébastien Haller managed to extend the ball on Davy Klaassen’s head, after which it was a breeze for the midfielder of Ajax to score 1-0 on the scoreboard. to put.
Noussair Mazraoui was able to double the lead three minutes later, but the right back of the team from Amsterdam missed the ball, completely clear in front of the goal. In the stoppage time of the first half, Unnerstall once again excelled. Klaassen had the ball clear for the shot after a tight cross from Berghuis, but again it was Unnerstall who had a fantastic save.
Even after the break, Unnerstall was an obstacle for the team from Amsterdam with a header from Antony. Two minutes later, Unnerstall had to fish the ball out of the goal for the second time, when the German gave a rebound after a hard shot by Timber, which was used by Haller: 2-0.
After an hour of play, Ajax could finally decide the game, when Hilgers floored Haller and Tadic was allowed to take a penalty. Unnerstall made up for his mistake, however, by reversing the Serbian’s penalty.
Ron Jans tried to turn the tide again by making four offensive changes, but the game was decided just under fifteen minutes before the end. A cross from the left was unluckily worked in by Pröpper, who outsmarted his own goalkeeper. Five minutes before the end it even became 4-0, when Antony gave up and Haller tapped the ball in from the air.
Just before time, the Ivorian managed to complete his hat-trick, when the striker promoted a cross from Tagliafico to a goal. So it was still a hefty punishment for the team of Ron Jans. The defeat puts an end to FC Twente’s undefeated series, which had not lost in the competition since October 30, 2021.
Ajax – FC Twente
1-0 Davy Klaassen (31)
2-0 Sebastien Haller (53)
3-0 Robin Propper ed (77)
4-0 Sebastien Haller (85)
5-0 Sebastien Haller (89)
Yellow: Tadic, Rock
Ajax: feather; Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind (Tagliafico/80); Álvarez, Klaassen (Gravenberch/64), Berghuis (Kudus/86); Antony (Danilo/86), Haller, Tadic
FC Twente: Unner stall; Troupee, Hilgers, Pröpper, Smal; Sadílek, Zerrouki, Bosch (Vlap/69); Limnios (Misidjan/69), Van Wolfswinkel (Cleonise/69), Rock (Cerny/69)