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2 vs 0
Played
May 2, 2012 7:00 PM WAT
Amsterdam ArenA — Amsterdam
Referee:‬ R. Wiedemeijer‎
Attendance:‬ 51985‎
 
 
58′ Siem de Jong
 

Ajax 2-0 VVV: Siem de Jong double sends hosts to second consecutive Eredivisie title

The attacking midfielder gifted the Amsterdam giants an early lead, before doubling his tally after the interval to help them to retain their domestic crown

By Stefan Coerts

Ajax wins title 2011/2012
PROSHOTS
Ajax have won the 31st Eredivisie title in their history after beating VVV 2-0 at the Amsterdam ArenA in Wednesday's encounter.

Siem de Jong gifted Ajax an early lead when he tapped home from close range after a dangerous cross from Ismail Aissati, before making it two after the break with a well-taken shot from inside the area.

The Godenzonen started the match with attacking intentions and came close to breaking the deadlock early on via Jan Vertonghen. Nevertheless, the Belgian defender's powerful shot only hit the upright, and was eventually cleared by the VVV defence.

Ajax did get the early lead they were after only minutes later, though. Aissati found De Jong with a superb cross from the right wing, and the forward eventually managed to push it over the goal-line after initially failing to beat the VVV goalkeeper with his header.

Again Vertonghen almost made it two with a well taken free kick, but the centre-back once more only hit the upright with his shot from 20 yards out.

The home side continued to dominate and created a number of chances to extend their lead. However, it took them until the 58th minute to score another goal. Aissati cut inside from the left before setting up De Jong, who made it two with a fine finish to put the match to bed.

The Amsterdam giants have collected 73 points from 33 games and have a six-point lead over second placed Feyenoord with one more game to go. They lock horns with Vitesse on Sunday.

VVV are the Dutch top flight's 16th-placed side at the moment with 28 point from 33 games. They take on Twente on Sunday before trying to save their Eredivisie status in the end-of-season play-offs against relegation.


Ajax

1
Kenneth Vermeer
Goalkeeper
 - 
23
 - 
12
 - 
5
Jan Vertonghen
Defender
 - 
17
Daley Blind
Midfielder
 - 
8
Vurnon Anita
Defender
76′
 - 
23
Christian Eriksen
Midfielder
 - 
10
Siem de Jong
Midfielder
8′ 58′
 - 
14
Theo Janssen
Midfielder
 - 
-
Ismail Aissati
Midfielder
58′
 - 
11
 - 

VVV-Venlo

 - 
1
 - 
2
 - 
3
 - 
-
 - 
15
Alex Nkume
Defender
73′
 - 
8
Marcel Meeuwis
Midfielder
 - 
17
Quin Kruijsen
Midfielder
 - 
-
Danny Holla
Midfielder
25′
 - 
7
Brian Linssen
Midfielder
64′
 - 
14
 - 
30

Substitutes

22
 - 
13
 - 
34
 - 
6
Eyong Enoh
Midfielder
76′
 - 
23
 - 
9
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
16
Wilko De Vogt
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
25
 - 
6
Ken Leemans
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
-
 - 
18

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
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  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Alfred Finnbogason Alfred Finnbogason
Striker
Heerenveen
27 9
Graziano Pellè Graziano Pellè
Striker
Feyenoord
22 2
Aron Jóhannsson Aron Jóhannsson
Striker
AZ
17 4
Michael Higdon Michael Higdon
Striker
NEC
14 2
Luc Castaignos Luc Castaignos
Striker
FC Twente
14 0