Santos vs Ajax (By: Mulder)
São Paulo - Ajax , friendly
Ajax camped their base in Florida in order to prepare for the 2nd half of the season. They play a bunch of friendlies, a mini tournement if you will against Flamengo, São Paulo and Eintracht Frankfurt.
They drew today against Flamengo ( so just one point ) but lost the game with penalty kicks. Ajax had plenty of chances to win the game though, especially in the end as Lang hit the bar.
And that was not bad since almost all stars did not play today. Neres, Huntelaar and Magallan who just came from Boca juniors started against Flamengo. All other players were kids, reserve players and players that are on their way back from an injurie.
This means that we will see star players De Ligt, De Jong, Ziyech, Van De Beek, Tagliafico, Blind and Tadic in action today.
Very likely that he starts with them, just like he started with Neres and Hunterlaar today, so that he can start to rotate in the 2nd half.
São Paulo also rotated a lot against Frankfurt and lost with 1-2. They might start with a good lineup but it is not of the level of this Ajax team, as simple as that.
I think with almost all important players Ajax will win the first half, but taking a small protection anyway.
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