A goal by Haller ‘a lo Ibra’ puts the title within reach of Ajax

Ajax already has the mathematical achievement of the Eredivisie in sight. Today Erik ten Hag’s team beat RKC Waalwijk away from home with a lone goal from Sébastien Haller (0-1) and maintains its 11-point lead over PSV and AZ Alkmaar with five games remaining in the Dutch championship.

The ‘ajacied’, who have a pending match, are two triumphs away from winning what would be the 35th league title in their history. Ahorta a year ago the Federation decided not to proclaim any champion after canceling the last edition of the Eredivisie after being paralyzed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After compromising their aspirations to win the Europa League on Thursday by losing to Roma at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the first leg of the quarterfinals (2-3), Ajax only needed a goal from Haller to beat RKC Waalwijk (14th in the board).

The French striker, absent in Europe due to an inexplicable computer error, scored with an acrobatic jump more typical of a martial arts fighter that Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself would have signed.

His eighth goal in 13 games since his arrival

Captain Dusan Tadic crossed from the left and Haller jumped with his right leg extended to put the ball through the corner (14 ‘). It is the eighth goal in the 13 league games played since the arrival at Ajax of the most expensive signing in its history as the Amsterdam club paid 22.5 million euros to West Ham to incorporate him in January.