Ajax child played NAC Breda by striking eight in league’s most high scoring game
NAC Breda were on the receiving end of an complete hammering by the Amsterdam based club when a sensational hat-trick by Van de Beek and strikes from De Ligt, David Neres, Schone and Huntelaar invested in a goal flooding episode.
Coming back off a disappointment, the loss to Fc Utrecht at home before the International break, Ajax knew that they cannot spun any opportunities now to put pressure on PSV at top cleared by six points. They choose Breda to showcase their power and dynamism the squad contents. Breda were already favourites to be relegated from the top flight even if their promotion in the Eredivisie was worth a story. In the game, they failed to mark or track the run of the away side’s men committed in the box which led to eight goals brawl, an upset they can’t even forget. Fans missed that Breda last night who almost stumbled the league leaders PSV and caught out champions Feyenoord.
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Ajax tormented the whole game with their domination on the ball leaving no space for Breda to counter them. Their supremacy paid off when Ajax earned themselves a corner in the 12th minute. It was the Danish star Lasir Schone who delivered a fine set piece for center back De Ligt to get to the end of it and marked the first goal with a brilliant header to the far post. It was too easy for the Dutch starlet to run away from his marker to place his header perfectly without any amount of pressure on him. Celebrations both on the pitch and on the touchline showed their might for this game.
The away team didn’t had to wait long to double their advantage. This time David Neres and Hakim Ziyech combined for the second of the game scored by forgotten star Van De Beek. Controlling possession in the midfield Neres played a fine one-two with Ziyech to make his run on the left flank. He delivered a goal mouth pass which Beek converted by sliding the ball inside the net.
It was not left to wonder that two goals inside twenty minutes have now put Ajax in the comfort zone. But Breda had misery to undertake. 27th minutes in and Ajax put another in the net through Neres who turned scorer from provider in just seven minutes from assisting the second. Moving inside the box, the youngster attempted the same with Van De Beek but his blocked pass ultimately came to him only and he had all the time in the world to bury it.
But Ajax still didn’t quench their thrust for goals. In the 33nd minute, a free kick floated in the opposition box by a certain Hakim Ziyech helped De Ligt to score his second of the night acquiring all the freedom to move from back to attend every set play. Such was Breda’s vulnerability in defense.
Still not over yet as Van De Beek’s shot was deflected in from Schone’s pass minutes before the break which gave them a massive 5-0 cushion heading into the second half.
The story was no different in the next half, Schone converted from the spot in the 66th minute before Klass Jan Huntelaar fine header ripple the net with Ziyech making it once again. In the later case, former Schalke striker’s initial effort was blocked and then went straight to find the space Breda gifted for him.
To decide the day, Van De Beek finished his hat-trick from the edge of the box to make it a amazing night to be noted in the club’s history.