One of the great curiosities of the European season has to do with the present of the Ajax. The most powerful team with the most history of the Netherlands lost again and is going through one of the worst crises since its creation. Without going any further, after falling 4-3 this Sunday in an incredible duel against Utrecht, He was 17th in the Eredivisie table and in the direct relegation zone. Uff…
Winner of the championship in 2022, Ajax started this season in the worst way. Far from the fight for the title, where he is usually seen, and relegated in the fight to get into the next Champions, now the Dutch club’s problems are more related to maintaining the category. And for now they are pretty bad.
With this Sunday’s defeat, Ajax reached eight games without being able to win for the first time in its entire history. In the Eredivisie they have just five points out of a possible 21, they won just one game in seven games and were defeated in their last 4 games. A worrying present.
Agonizing defeat against Utrecht
On, The defeat against Utrecht, which is also fighting relegation, was truly brutal. They went from losing it 2-0 to turning it around 3-2 with a double from Kristian Hlynsson, just 19 years old, but 20 minutes from the end the local team tied it 3-3 and it rotted: they started throwing projectiles from the stands and the match was momentarily suspended.
At the time of the restart there were two more minutes left in stoppage time and, At 90′, the Danish Oscar Fraulo made it 4-3 to give Utrecht the agonizing victory and definitively sink Ajax. In that framework, the only good thing is that they have played two fewer games than their rivals, but they will have to improve to avoid being condemned.
Winner of four Champions Leagues and great dominator of European football in the 70s with the talent of Johan CruyffAjax knew how to mark a school in football. It is one of the three Dutch clubs that have never lost the category along with PSV and Feyenoord.
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