Ajax Amsterdam overpowered rivals Feyenoord 3-0 at home on Sunday (January 20) to close to just one point behind Dutch Eredivisie ...
leaders FC Twente. After withstanding a strong beginning from the visitors, Ajax began to assert their offensive dominance and Viktor Fischer took full advantage of some poor defending.
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SHOWS: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (JANUARY 20, 2013) (IMG - SEE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS) AJAX AMSTERDAM (RED/WHITE) V FEYENOORD (BLUE) 1. PLAYERS ON PITCH FIRST HALF 2. FEYENOORD ATTACK DOWN THE RIGHT BUT GRAZIANO PELLE (NUMBER 19) FAILS TO GET ANY POWER BEHIND HIS SHOT AFTER A CROSS FROM THE RIGHT FROM RUBEN SCHAKEN (27), 0-0 (5TH MINUTE) 3. GOAL, VIKTOR FISCHER (39) LATCHES ONTO A WELL TIMED THROUGH BALL, ROUNDS THE GOAL KEEPER AND SCORES THE OPENING GOAL FOR AJAX, 1-0 (7TH MINUTE) 4. AJAX FANS CELEBRATING GOAL 5. GOAL, FISCHER DOUBLES THE LEAD AFTER A DEFENSIVE BLUNDER FROM FEYENOORD'S JORIS MATHIJSEN SEES THE AJAX STRIKER REGAIN THE BALL AND SLAM IT INTO THE NET, 2-0 (40TH MINUTE) 6. MATHIJSEN RAISES HIS HAND TO APOLOGISE TO TEAM-MATES 7. AJAX SURGE FORWARD MOMENTS LATER BUT WITH THE GOAL AT HIS MERCY FISCHER MISTIMES HIS LEFT-FOOTED SHOT AND IT FLIES WIDE, 2-0 (41ST MINUTE) SECOND HALF 8. GOAL, AJAX MAKE IT 3-0 WHEN SIEM DE JONG (10) FLICKS ON A CHRISTIAN ERIKSON (8) FREE KICK FROM THE RIGHT, 3-0 (63RD MINUTE) 9. SLOW MOTION REPLAY SHOWS AJAX DEFENDER RICARDO VAN RHIJN (2) COMPETING WITH FEYENOORD'S JEAN-PAUL BOETIUS (28) FOR THE BALL INSIDE THE AJAX AREA 9. RED CARD, AJAX'S VAN RHIJN (2) RECEIVES A SECOND YELLOW CARD FOR THE FOUL SO IS SENT OFF, 3-0 (64TH MINUTE) 10. PENALTY, FEYENOORD'S LEX IMMERS TAKES THE RESULTING PENALTY BUT IT IS KEPT OUT BY AJAX GOAL KEEPER KENNETH VERMEER (1) WITH THE REBOUND FLYING OVER THE POSTS, 3-0 (65TH MINUTE) 11. SNOW FALLING ON REPLACEMENTS / CROWD INSIDE THE INDOOR AMSTERDAM ARENA (88TH MINUTE) 12. CAMERA SHOWING SNOW FALLING FROM THE ROOF 13. PLAYERS LOOKING TO THE ROOF 14. ROOF SHOWING HOLE WHERE SNOW IS COMING THROUGH 15. AJAX COACH FRANK DE BOER WITH SNOW ON HIS HEAD 16. AJAX FANS 17. AJAX PLAYERS SALUTING FANS AFTER COMPLETING 3-0 WIN STORY: Ajax Amsterdam overpowered rivals Feyenoord 3-0 at home on Sunday (January 20) to close to just one point behind Dutch Eredivisie leaders FC Twente. After withstanding a strong beginning from the visitors, Ajax began to assert their offensive dominance and Viktor Fischer took full advantage of some poor defending. He rounded Feyenoord goal-keeper Erwin Mulder after five minutes, was on hand to capitalise on a defensive lasp by Joris Mathijsen and should have bagged a hat-trick before half-time, if not for a poor finish. It would not matter, however, as Siem de Jong completed the scoring midway through the second spell and while Ajax were reduced to ten men when Ricardo van Rhijn received a second yellow card for a challenge on Jean-Paul Boetius, the result was never in doubt. The only thing that threatened to halt Ajax was the roof inside the Amsterdam Arena which began leaking snow with time almost up. But that could not damper the spirits as they enjoyed a comfortable triumph in a match stepped in Dutch history. The result lifted Ajax to 40 points from 19 matches, the same as PSV Eindhoven, who enjoy a superior goal difference. FC Twente top the standings with 41 points.