RKC and Ajax did not score in the remaining minutes of their Eredivisie match on Wednesday evening. As a result, the Amsterdam team achieved a 2-3 victory.
RKC-Ajax was stopped in the 84th minute on September 30 after an unpleasant collision between Brian Brobbey and Etienne Vaessen. The RKC keeper became unconscious as a result, after which referee Pol van Boekel stopped the match definitively.
On Wednesday evening – more than two months later – the final phase of the Eredivisie match was played. RKC went on the hunt for the equalizer and once came close. Filip Stevanovic had the ball to head in, but he saw his effort sail over the goal of Ajax goalkeeper Diant Ramaj.
Both teams were unable to score and Ajax took home the three points. As a result, the Amsterdammers are climbing to the sub-top of the Eredivisie after a dramatic start to the season. The team of coach John van ‘t Schip is now sixth, 21 points behind leader PSV.
Former coach Steijn played a leading role in Ajax’s victory
The 2-3 victory was largely achieved under trainer Maurice Steijn, who was employed by Ajax two months ago. Brobbey, Steven Bergwijn and Steven Berghuis scored the Amsterdam goals at the time, while Michiel Kramer and Yassin Oukil scored on behalf of RKC.
Goalkeeper Vaessen returned to the field about a month ago. The 28-year-old Brabander now plays goalkeeper with a helmet and was also present again against Ajax on Wednesday evening. He had a quiet final phase of the match.
After the defeat, RKC is fifteenth in the Eredivisie with five points more than bottom line Vitesse. The team of coach Henk Fraser will visit Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. Ajax will take on Sparta at home on Saturday.
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