Ajax drew 1-1 on Saturday in the practice match against RB Leipzig.

The duel in Grödig, Austria, was mainly dominated by the tragic death of Ajax youth player Noah Gesser.

Ajax got off to a great start and took the lead in the fourth minute thanks to a goal from Dusan Tadic.

The captain convincingly shot the ball into the far corner after a good pass by Noussair Mazraoui.

After that Ajax was quite toothless and it was a matter of waiting for the 1-1.

That fell in the 52nd minute with a goal from Christopher Nkunku.

The attacker passed goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and shot the ball in from a difficult angle.

Leipzig had a number of good chances for victory in the remainder, but no more goals were scored.

On behalf of Ajax, only Steven Berghuis was dangerous again with a rehearsed free kick.

The players of Ajax wore mourning bands and prior there was a minute of silence in memory of Gesser, who was only sixteen, who died on Friday with his eighteen-year-old brother in a car accident in IJsselstein, Utrecht.

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Ajax in the strongest possible line-up

Ajax played in the strongest possible formation.

Maarten Stekelenburg, Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás Tagliafico and Davy Klaassen made their first minutes in this preparation, but were replaced in the half, except for Stekelenburg.

Trainer Erik ten Hag still missed Edson Álvarez and Antony due to international obligations with Mexico and the Brazilian Olympic team and Mohammed Kudus, Zakaria Labyad and Sean Klaiber due to injuries.

At Leipzig Brian Brobbey was missing.

The striker, who was taken over from Ajax on a free transfer this summer, is injured.

Leipzig will be in action next Saturday in the first round of the DFB-Pokal and will visit SV Sandhausen.

With the duel with Leipzig, Ajax, which is still unbeaten in this preparation, closed the training camp in Austria.

The team will practice at home against Leeds United on Wednesday and will play against PSV at home on Saturday in the battle for the Johan Cruijff Scale.

See also: These are the practice matches of the Eredivisie clubs for the new season

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