Pelle van Amersfoort’s double gives Ajax first Eredivisie defeat since October | OneFootball

Pelle van Amersfoort’s double gives Ajax first Eredivisie defeat since October | OneFootball

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·12 February 2024

Pelle van Amersfoort’s double gives Ajax first Eredivisie defeat since October

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Pelle van Amersfoort grabbed his first goals since early December to give SC Heerenveen a 3-2 win over Ajax at home. The 27-year-old striker had not scored since a brace against Almere City on the 1st of December, but against Ajax he again grabbed a brace either side of Osame Sahraoui’s goal to make it 3-0 after just 46 minutes.

However, Ajax did try and mount a comeback. Pawel Bochniewicz own goal after 51 minutes gave them a lifeline, with Chuba Akpom getting his sixth goal of the season to make it 3-2. In the final minutes the hosts had to clear the ball off the line, although the replay showed it was incredibly close to being over the line. Just a matter of centre-metres meant that Ajax lost their first Eredivisie game since October.


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This defeat means that the gap to third spot is now nine points, while for Heerenveen they increase their buffer to the relegation play-off by seven points.

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