AMSTERDAM. PSV bested Ajax to win 2-1. It was PSV to strike first with a goal of L. de Jong at the 23′. Then E. Gutierrez scored again for PSV in the 50′ minute. Eventually, L. Lucca reduced the distance for Ajax (83′). Finally, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Ajax was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (63%).
The match was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena stadium in Amsterdam on Sunday and it started at 4:45 pm local time. The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie who had the assistance of Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Jochem Kamphuis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 8.2 degrees Celsius or 46.72 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 96%.
Ajax was in firm control of the ball 63% while PSV was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Ajax was more pushing with 67 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. Anyhow, PSV managed to find the solution to win this encounter.
Ajax shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, PSV shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.
Ajax received 2 yellow cards (E. Alvarez and S. Berghuis). On the opposite side, PSV received 3 yellow cards (A. Obispo, L. de Jong and G. Til).
After playing this match, Ajax will stay with 28 points to remain in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, PSV will have 30 points to hold in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Eredivisie, Ajax will play away against FC Emmen on the 12th of November with a 6-0 head to head record in favor of Ajax (0 draws).
PSV will host AZ on the 12th of November with a 21-10 head to head record in favor of PSV (5 draws).
Ajax – Formation
Ajax started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Alfred Schreuder decided to play with the following team: Remko Pasveer, Jorge Sánchez , Jurriën Timber , Calvin Bassey , Devyne Rensch , Mohammed Kudus , Edson Álvarez , Steven Berghuis , Steven Bergwijn , Brian Brobbey and Dušan Tadić .
The home team had on the bench: Francisco Conceição, Jay Gorter, Lorenzo Lucca, Davy Klaassen, Daley Blind, Kenneth Taylor , Florian Grillitsch, Maarten Stekelenburg, Lucas Ocampos and Lisandro Magallán.
Ajax made 3 changes: D. Rensch for K. Taylor (66′), M. Kudus for D. Klaassen (81′) and D. Tadic for L. Lucca (81′).
Best player: Edson Álvarez
The player that probably impressed the most for Ajax was Edson Álvarez.
His rating iswith 77 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 12.
PSV – Formation
PSV started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Ruud van Nistelrooy played with: Walter Benítez, Phillipp Mwene , André Ramalho , Armando Obispo , Philipp Max , Ibrahim Sangaré , Érick Gutiérrez , Xavi Simons , Joey Veerman , Cody Gakpo and Luuk de Jong .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Noni Madueke, Marco van Ginkel, Anwar El Ghazi, Joël Drommel, Boy Waterman, Mauro Júnior, Jarrad Branthwaite, Richard Ledezma, Guus Til, Yorbe Vertessen, Jordan Teze and Johan Bakayoko.
PSV made 5 changes: P. Max for J. Teze (63′), J. Veerman for A. El-Ghazi (63′), X. Simons for G. Til (81′), L. de Jong for Y. Vertessen (81′) and C. Gakpo for J. Branthwaite (87′).
Best player: Érick Gutiérrez
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for PSV was Érick Gutiérrez.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 29 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Eredivisie.