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After fourteen years, Ajax must start preparing again for a European quarter-final. Last Thursday was canceled arrears convincingly against FC Copenhagen. The Amsterdammers are fighting on two fronts with the prices so they can not leave stabbing attack Sunday visiting Excelsior. The Rotterdam last week did excellent business by beating Heerenveen. They can also take points against Ajax?
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Excelsior is again somewhat safe haven. Of course the relegation zone still far from sight and also the difference lags Go Ahead is only three points, but the victory does the team of Mitchell van der Gaag well. The Rotterdam had only won one game since mid-September. The game after the winter break was not bad, but too often left Excelsior reward after themselves. The home team had against Heerenveen only 38 percent of the ball but every time they overran the ball, they were furious dangerous counter. Stanley Elbers and Jurgen Mattheij ensured peace for a deserved 2-0 lead. Immediately after the break milan massop ensured the 3-0, so Excelsior victory really could not escape anymore. Heerenveen made a fifteen minutes still something back, but otherwise they did not come. Nigel Hasselbaink resulted in injury time even for 4-1.
Afterwards Van der Gaag began immediately on the next game. “We agreed that the fans have come to see that we fight for it. If you combine that with footballing ability, then that’s fine. Next week the Ajax home. Then we should be able to put back on. If we can do that, it is difficult to beat us, “said the coach, who was pleased that his team is finally rewarded. “We have too often wasted unnecessarily points here. Everyone stayed focused today. We wanted to necessarily take the points here. “Van der Gaag Sunday does not change much. Luigi Bruins missing because of a suspension. It remains to be seen who will replace him as there are multiple options, such as Hasselbaink or Terell Ondaan.
Probable lineup Excelsior
Hahn; Karami, Mattheij, The Wise, Massop; Faik, Fredy, Koolwijk; Elbers, Hasselbaink, Van Duinen
Ajax will naturally be wary not to be swallowed in Excelsior, but on paper this is a breeze compared to what is coming in April. In the competition take Ajax Feyenoord (home), NEC (off), AZ (home), PSV (off) and Heerenveen (home) and in between there are also two European matches against Schalke 04 on the program. The team of Peter Bosz qualified Thursday for the quarterfinals of the Europa League by FC Copenhagen beat 2-0, which was enough to brush away the 2-1 away defeat. Ajax scored the goals in the first half through Bertrand Traoré and Kasper Dolberg, but kept it in the second half last exciting. Not that Copenhagen could be dangerous, but it would really be decided 3-0. This was possible because opportunities were plentiful.
Coach Peter Bosz had praise for his team. “The team deserves a big compliment. This is truly a team effort. The defenders had to beat two strong strikers, midfielders had to travel long distances and the attackers have all information’s Leaf summed up. His team had been allowed to make it less exciting. “We do not know how many chances created. Then there may quite some more. Even 2-0 is still pinching bill. You must be careful, you know, for example, a piece all can be dangerous. ”
The play of Joel Veltman is a bit questionable. The defender fell early Thursday with an injury, but was able to work out Friday just. If can not start right back, then Kenny Tete is his logical replacement. Bosz did not lose if he chooses the Matthijs Lies, which was recalled by coach Blind to Orange, center back playing next Davinson Sanchez and Nick Viergever. In the first case Viergever plays left back and recovered Daley Sinkgraven remains on the bench. Underestimation of Sunday will be any. Warbler: “Our players know that Excelsior home doing well and Ajax there has been in recent years often difficult. Everyone is furthermore aware of how important it is to take three points Sunday to take home. ”
Probable lineup Ajax
Onana; Veltman, Sanchez, The Lies, Viergever; Klaassen, Schöne, Ziyech; Traoré, Dolberg, Younes
Excelsior vs Ajax head to head
07.01.17 CF Ajax Excelsior 1 : 3
29.10.16 ERE Ajax Excelsior 1 : 0
21.02.16 ERE Ajax Excelsior 3 : 0
20.09.15 ERE Excelsior Ajax 0 : 2
08.03.15 ERE Ajax Excelsior 1 : 0