In front of 50,900 fans Ajax winning 2-0 against RKC on Saturday was the perfect prepartion ahead of the clash on Tuesday in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
The first half ended 0-0, Ajax scored in the 52nd minute with some good build up play invloving Ryan Babel, Christian Eriksen and Lasse Schone who provided an excellant finished from 20 yards striking tge ball into the top corner to settle the nerves of the fans from Amsterdam.
Christian Poulsen made his debut and started the game in midfield with Christian Eriksen and Lasse Sshone an all Danish midfield.
Ryan Babel also made his second debut for the club replacing Derk Boerrigter at the start of the second half.
Jody Lukoki came on in the 67 minute in place of Christian Poulsen and it only took him two minutes to score a fortunate goal to all but settle the match.
Ryan Babel made the second goal by crossing the ball into the box for Lukoki to head the ball towards goal, with Daley Blind needing to tap the ball in but somehow missed the ball and the RKC keeper misjudged the ball and came off his leg to go into the net.
Getting the three points was the main thing not the performance, however Tuesday will provide a much harder game in Dortmund.
Starting Line up vs RKC
Kenneth Vermeer, Ricardo van Rhijn, Toby Alderweireld, Niklas Moisander, Daley Blind, Lasse Schöne, Christian Poulsen (’68 Jody Lukoki) , Christian Eriksen, Tobias Sana, Siem de Jong, Derk Boerrigter (’46 Ryan Babel)
Here are the goals from last nights match. Enjoy!
Lasse Schone 52nd minute goal
Jody Lukoki 69th minute goal