Ajax suffers hangover in Almelo

Ajax suffered a brutal hangover on Saturday’s away game at Heracles Almelo. Midway through the first half (0-2), and shortly before the break (1-3), the national champion, although playing inconsistently, didn’t appear to be in trouble. But with a 3-3 end score, valuable points were squandered in the race for the title, and Ajax’s confidence suffered a severe blow.