• FT

    Ajax

    2

    VVV Venlo

    0

  • FT

    Graafschap

    2

    Excelsior

    2

  • FT

    FC Groningen

    1

    NAC Breda

    1

  • FT

    FC Utrecht

    2

    Vitesse

    2

  • FT

    Feyenoord

    4

    SC Heracles

    1

  • FT

    NEC

    1

    AZ Alkmaar

    1

  • FT

    PSV

    5

    ADO Den Haag

    0

  • FT

    RKC Waalwijk

    5

    Roda JC

    2

  • FT

    FC Twente

    3

    Heerenveen

    4

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

Amsterdam ArenA, Netherlands

Attendance: 51985

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Ajax Amsterdam

  • Siem De Jong 8'
  • Siem De Jong 58'

2 - 0

FT

Ajax retain Dutch title

Ajax retained the Eredivisie title with a 2-0 victory over VVV-Venlo tonight as the Amsterdammers were crowned champions for the 31st time in their history.

The hosts came into the match with a six-point advantage over nearest challengers Feyenoord and needing just a point to wrap up the championship ahead of the final round of fixtures this weekend.

And two goals from Siem de Jong saw Ajax home, rendering Feyenoord's 4-1 demolition of Heracles Almelo futile.

Ajax dominated from the outset and took an early lead through De Jong before the same player made certain of victory - and the title - 13 minutes after half-time.

The hosts almost took the lead through Jan Vertonghen who wriggled free but his shot went wide of the right post.

Moments later De Jong opened the scoring. Ismail Aissati's cross found the midfielder whose header was repelled by VVV goalkeeper Dennis Gentenaar, but his clearance was not convincing and De Jong pounced, shooting into the left-hand corner of the goal.

Vertonghen drove against the right post as Ajax continued to dominate, De Jong going also narrowly wide.

The visitors finally managed a shot on goal three minutes before the break, Yanic Wildschut forcing Kenneth Vermeer to save to his left.

However, Ajax finally converted their domination into another goal after 58 minutes and again it involved Aissati and De Jong.

The former passed from the left, finding De Jong who lost his marker and fired home.

Ajax substitute Kolbeinn Sigthorsson sent a header against a post and a subsequent effort was saved by Gentenaar.

Nwofor Uche's shot was repelled by Vermeer as time wound down and the crowd of almost 52,000 rose to their feet to applaud the Amsterdam side.

Sigthorsson shot against Gentenaar in the last minute, but it was inconsequential as Ajax claimed the three points which secured the title.

Scoring Summary

  • Ajax Amsterdam
  • VVV Venlo
 

Match Stats

  • Ajax Amsterdam
  • VVV Venlo
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Ajax Amsterdam
  • VVV Venlo
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Danny Holla (25')