In a match full of drama and excitement, Ajax has done what many had considered impossible. Via Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen, Ajax took a 2-0 lead at halftime, but things seemed poised to go horribly wrong in the second half when Joël Veltman was sent away with a red card and Xavi made good on the awarded penalty shot. But, with ten men, Ajax fought with everything they had. And they had a lot, since the 2-1 score is what remained on the scoreboard. Ajax thus will continue to play European football after the winter break.