Ajax pounded AZ Alkmaar 3-0 today as could probably be expected, led by a brace from Anwar El Ghazi, the first strike of which was this absolute ace.
Fucking with people is funny all on its own—like here with this sure-it's-an-ad-but-whatever video showing terrible new kits to the Ajax squad—but there's something extra that happens when you mess with the young, rich and powerful. You find out that, you know, you can't really fuck with professional athletes.
Listening to the bass-heavy "thoom" of this blast from today's Red Bull Salzburg-Ajax match is just as satisfying as watching the ball fly over half the field, hang just over the Ajax keeper's fingers, and nestle softly into the back of the net.
Netherlands side Ajax hosted Spanish giants FC Barcelona today in a must-win match to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage alive. AC Milan, ahead of Ajax by a single point, thumped Celtic by three goals in Group H's other match today, which meant that a loss would eliminate them from…
This is what getting dicked looks like.
There's got to be a point where one gets so close to the goal that it becomes physically impossible to miss. Nicoletta den Ridder was not that close.
The last time AZ Alkmaar came to town, an Ajax fan attacked their keeper. AZ was pulled off the field, and the Dutch FA later declared the game a wash. Today was the replay, but due to the Netherlands' — and specifically's Ajax's — problems with ultras, the match was supposed to be played in an empty arena. Instead, a…
Predictably, in the aftermath of AZ Alkmaar keeper Esteban Alvarado being attacked by a fan, defending himself, then being sent off, the focus is on Alvarado's and the referee's actions. The Dutch FA has ruled that while the referee was correct in showing a red card, Alvarado will not receive the mandatory suspension…
It's August, which means Europe's domestic leagues are just revving up. One of the first is the Dutch Eredivisie, which kicked off with FC Twente's Peter Wisgerhof tripping over an invisible footstool that someone carelessly left out on the pitch.