Ajax achieved this Saturday
the largest result in the history of the Eredivisie
, the Netherlands League, by defeating VV Venlo by a resounding 0-13 that goes directly into the historical records of the domestic competition.
The team led by
Erik ten Hag
came to the break with a 0-4 win and completed their great victory in the second half with nine goals.
The goals were the work of Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (2), Lassina Traore (5), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (2), Daley Blind, Lisandro Martínez, Dusan Tadic and Antoni.
The triumph of Ajax - who played with one more in the last half hour
due to an expulsion of Christiaan Kum
- is a record in the Eredivisie as the biggest win in the Dutch championship dated from 1972 after Ajax itself beat Vitesse 12-1 Arnhem in 1972.
The party went to rest with 0-4.
However, hell for the locals came in the second half, especially after being sent off.
Ajax scored five goals in eleven minutes - Traoré, Antony dos Santos, Ekkelenkamp, Daley Blind and again Traoré - between 54 and 65.
In the last fifteen minutes, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, scored a penalty, then another in a play, then the Argentine Lisandro Martínez and finally Traoré, in a counterattack, punched the net again.
Those from Amsterdam dominated from start to finish at the De Koel stadium with
of the ball and 45 shots in the entire match, 23 of them in between the three sticks.
The locals, on the other hand, only reached the goal with three shots and goalkeeper André Onana did not have to intervene in any of them.
Traoré, 19, was the man of the match for both his five goals and three assists.
The Burkina Faso striker signed his first professional contract with Ajax in January 2019 after playing for Burkinabe Rahimo and then moving on to Ajax football school in Cape Town, South Africa.
The 0-13 achieved in Venlo allows Ajax to become provisional leader of the Eredivisie with fifteen points in six games, awaiting what PSV Eindhoven does, who with one game less have thirteen points.
Ajax will face
Atalanta in the Champions League
with the aim of recovering from the defeat suffered on the first day of the top European competition against Liverpool (0-1).
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