Ajax Came From Behind To Thrash Roda Inspired By Justin Kluivert’s Hatrick
The Amsterdam put five through the away side’s defense as Justin Kluivert stroke thrice to register his first hat trick in Eredivisie.
Son of Patrick Kluivert, the Dutch legend, Justin is glimmering in the limelight of the Amsterdam club and he provided usefulness in his first start to the 2017/18 season.
Demolishing Breda a week before by 8-0 Ajax were looking out for another goal fest in their historic home ground. Therefore, Marcel Keizer opted to give Kluivert a start in the weekend after he made an injury return. The gamble played though for his performance on the pitch once again was documented in the notebook.
Roda were finding themselves uncomfortable sitting in the lower half of the chart. But they are the one who took a surprising lead in the match. Only second minute in and the away side won a free kick in midfield. From the set play Chris Kumt headed behind stand still keeper Onnnana to give Ajax a early blow. But that was soon forgetten because what followed just after the event in word was exclusive.
Though Ajax dominated the whole of the first they had to wait until the brink of the halftime whistle to find the leveller. Hakim Ziyech was involved in the setup becoming the player to attain 60% of Ajax’s chances creation this season. Justin Kluivert played a swift one through with him and entered the D box without being challenged. Sustaining a cool head, he finished audaciously at the far post to obtain the equaliser before the break.
Ajax then killed the game completely in the second half. Head coach Marcel now changed his system and forwarded the game play with wings now with De Jong and David Neres working with central striker Kasper Dolberg. Roda stumbled by this game plan.
After the restart, Ajax scored two goals in quick succession on the hour mark. First, Neres asisted Dolberg’s scoring with a deflected strike. In the next minute, Kluivert scored a screamer from 20 yards. He spotted a gap between the net and keeper and didn’t think twice to unleash glory of a strike.
Roda knew the game is well out of hand and it was confirmed when Van De Beek elegantly scored from De Jong’s pass inside the box in the 75th minute before Kluivert converted a sitter through David Neres’s goal mouth cross to complete his hat trick.
Justin’s heroism helped his club to shift Az Alkamar from the second place and close the gap even more with leaders PSV.