On the road to the deciding European duel against APOEL Nicosia – the stakes being to play in European football after the winter break – Ajax filled its tank with valuable confidence against Willem II: 5-0. Substitute Arek Milik scored twice. The victory was overshadowed by Kolbeinn Sigthórsson’s injury. The Icelander opened the score, but had to leave shortly afterwards due to an injury. Ajax, however, left the field smiling broadly at the end.