After a beating in Emmen, Ajax is crowned champion of the Netherlands for the record extension of the 35th time
Ajax is crowned champion of the Netherlands for a record extension of the 35th time after defeat in Emmen with five games to play in the Eredivisie
- Ajax fans appeared forcefully outside the Johan Cruyff Arena to celebrate
- Title made for a great week for boss Erik ten Hag who signed a new deal last week
- Sebastien Haller and Davy Klaassen both scored during a 4-0 win over Emmen
Ajax was emphatically crowned Dutch champion on Sunday after a 4-0 thrashing from humble Emmen that gives them an untouchable lead and extends their record number of national champion victories to 35.
Jurrien Timber, Sebastien Haller, Devyne Rensch and Davy Klaassen all scored when Ajax overwhelmed their relegation-threatened opponents, who had entered the game after three consecutive victories, but were no match for the champions.
The victory brings Ajax to 79 points from 31 games, 15 for second-placed PSV Eindhoven, which will play at home against Heerenveen later on Sunday but only have four games to go.
Ajax took the 35th Eredivisie title on Sunday afternoon after a 4-0 beating in Emmen
Fans gathered outside the Johan Cruyff Arena to celebrate Ajax’s record extension title
Ajax retains the title they won two years ago after the championship was called off in the 2019-2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time, the Amsterdam club was jointly at the top of the table with AZ Alkmaar after 25 duels in the 34-game season.
The title win had an excellent week for Ajax after trainer Erik ten Hag also signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2023.
British media had reported that Ten Hag was a target for Tottenham Hotspur in their attempt to replace the dismissed Jose Mourinho.
Ajax sealed the title in style and with five games to play in the Eredivisie season