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Ajax creates history, thrash Venlo 13-0

Ajax creates history, thrash Venlo 13-0

Ajax created history on Saturday (October 24, 2020) as they thrashed Venlo 13-0 in the latest round of Eredivise 2020-21 fixture. The Dutch giants recorded their biggest ever win the domestic league and moved to the top of the points table. Ajax won their fifth game in the league this season as they currently hold a two-point lead over second-placed PSV Eindhoven. Venlo remain tenth in the standings.

Ajax broke their own 48-year Eredivisie record on Saturday when they hammered Venlo 13-0 in the biggest ever win in the history of the division.

Lassina Traore struck five times as the defending champions outdid Johan Cruyff’s Ajax, whose 12-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem has stood as the top flight’s record win since May 1972 — the season the Amsterdam club won the league title and the second of their four European Cups.

The 19-year-old’s goals were the first of the league campaign and put him one behind Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis who leads the scoring charts.

He is also the first Ajax player to score five goals in an Eredivisie game since Marco van Basten in 1985.

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The incredible win puts Erik ten Hag’s Ajax top of the division, two points ahead of PSV Eindhoven and three in front of third-placed Vitesse with both of those sides facing off at Sunday lunchtime in the sixth round of matches of the 2020/21 season.

Feyenoord and FC Twente, who take on FC Utrecht on Saturday, are four points further back.

Venlo are in mid-table on five points with a goal difference of -13 after conceding more than half of all the goals scored against them this season in just one match.

They have not won since the opening day of the season.

Jurgen Ekkelenkamp gave Ajax the lead after 13 minutes when he touched home Traore’s close-range header, and the Burkina Faso international turned from provider to finisher four minutes later when he headed home Antony’s curling cross.

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