Ajax hosted Heracles Almelo looking for a fourth consecutive win in the Eredivisie on Sunday.
Brazilian David Neres came close to opening the scoring but Heracles goalkeeper Bram Castro cleared away his shot in the 21st minute. One minute later, Justin Kluivert's curled effort went wide, before Dane Rasmus Nissen Kristensen hit the crossbar in Ajax's best chance of the first half. Castro saved Kluivert's shot in the 38th minute - with the opening period ending nil-nil.
Ajax broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute. Twenty-one-year-old striker David Neres scored his 10th goal of the season, assisted by Morocco's Hakim Ziyech.Kluivert was denied once again by Castro in the 78th minute, but the game finished with the home team winning 1-0.
Ajax are seven points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven before a meeting next Sunday (15th April).