Ajax also failed to win a victory when the Eredivisie resumed on Sunday afternoon. The team of trainer Alfred Schreuder did not go further than a 1-1 draw on a visit to NEC.
Ajax took the lead in the Goffert stadium after a successful attack via Davy Klaassen, but that lead was given away in the second half. Landry Dimata tapped the equalizer behind Remko Pasveer, who was allowed to start because Gerónimo Rulli was not yet eligible to play.
Due to the 1-1 draw, Ajax continues where the reigning national champion left off before the World Cup break. In the last week before the winter break, Ajax played a draw against low flyers Vitesse and FC Emmen in a disaster week and lost to PSV in front of their own audience.
The new defeat will increase the pressure on Schreuder. De Barnevelder seems to be unable to do much good to the fans of the reigning champion due to the poor results and the departure of the passed club icon Daley Blind.
In the ranking, the damage for Schreuder and Ajax is still manageable, because Feyenoord, PSV and AZ also lost points this weekend. The Amsterdammers are in second place. The gap to leader Feyenoord is three points.
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