AZ has come in points next to Ajax on Sunday. The team of coach Arne Slot beat the team from Amsterdam in the top match in Alkmaar with 1-0, by a late goal from striker Myron Boadu.
Boadu headed in the ninetieth minute from a corner by Fredrik Midtsjø. The just eighteen year old born Amsterdammer beat Ajax defender Perr Schuurs.
AZ-Ajax was the first match in the AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar since the beginning of August. The AZ stadium was not in use in recent months because part of the roof collapsed during a southwest storm. With three quarters of the roof removed, they could play again on Sunday.
AZ did not score a goal for the thirteenth time in seventeen Eredivisie matches. Goalkeeper Marco Bizot kept the zero for the seventh league match in a row. The last goal (and defeat) of the team of Arne Slot in the Eredivisie dates from October 19, when Teun Koopmeiners in the home game with sc Heerenveen signed with a goal for the 2-4 final score.
Ajax had a dramatic week. The team from Amsterdam lost last Friday in the Eredivisie 0-2 to Willem II, after which they were eliminated on Tuesday by a 0-1 loss against Valencia in the group stage of the Champions League.
AZ reopened the AFAS Stadium with fireworks for the Ajax match. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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