Ajax can look forward to its 23rd appearance in the national cup final. Like last year, Ajax defeated a first division team in the cup semi-final. After Go Ahead Eagles in 2010, RKC Waalwijk was this year’s opponent. Ajax made the cold temperatures in the ArenA a bit more bearable on Thursday night by reaching the KNVB cup final with a 5-1 win. Current cup holder Ajax seems on course for its nineteenth cup title.