Feyenoord score late winner in carnage

The what?

A hot mess. Are we referring to the match itself or Ajax? I don’t even know at this point. The five goal thriller lived up to it’s historical name-tag of ‘Klassieker’.

The result delivered a clearer picture as to who would take the Eredivisie title. The win takes Feyenoord six points clear with an easier run in of eight games left to play. Feyenoord last won the league in the 16/17 season. This was also their first league win in Amsterdam since 2005.

Ajax, on the other hand, have been consistently inconsistent. Patterns of play are great but what they’re looking for are whole halves of consistency.

The action

The show starts off with left winger Oussama Idrissi pulling off a slick back heel to assist in build up before striker Santiago Giminez tapped it in for the first goal.

A gap the size of Africa opened up inside the Ajax back line. Poor but expected from this outfit given the last few weeks.

Ajax equalised with a header on target from Edson Alvarez.  The header came from a bullet corner kick that brought the home crowd alive.

A pinpoint long ball found Steven Bergwijn making a probing run in behind down the left flank. He squared it to Dusan Tadic who scored the second goal.

Ajax went into half time a goal up. Sebastian Szymanski put that to bed, scoring in the 52nd minute once right winger Jahanbakhsh went past his counter part in a sea of open space.

This was a result of the Ajax player attacking the ball but leaving the space behind him unmarked.

Lutsharel Geertruida delivered the shocking blow in the 86th minute. The blow seals Ajax’s title chances. Geertruida recently a signed a new contract and a earned himself a first call up for Netherlands.

On a side-note, Mohammed Kudus continued in his attempts to impress onlookers. He constantly took on defenders: running in behind, running past his man, holding up play and look for the diagonals.  He didn’t score today but he has 18 goals from 36 games and we’re not even talking about his assists.

Talk from town is he is a hot transfer prospect. We’ve seen many wingers get sold to Premier League sides this year but none have been in the mould of Kudus who can also play centrally.

The landscape

History rolls on as Feyenoord make it. Their fans can leave Amsterdam, albeit hopefully with safety and not bottles thrown at them, knowing they’ve just overturned a record that always came to bite them.

Feyenoord are well placed in the title race.

A long void of international break leaves Ajax time to sober up on the fiesta they had with Ten Hag.

Their sequence of seven consecutive wins is diminished and they are now starting to show the same kind of form that knocked them out of Champions League and Europa League.

It won’t just take a few signings to cover up this hot mess.

Structure and stability is missing so maybe they should start with the off the pitch stuff first?