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Ajax rescue late draw against Heracles

Matthijs de Ligt's late header rescued a point for Ajax in their opening game of the 2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie season - a 1-1 draw with Heracles Almelo on Saturday (11th August). 

Ajax created the majority of the first-half chances, but a combination of wayward finishing and the efforts of goalkeeper Janis Blaswich kept the game deadlocked - the latter blocking Donny van de Beek's 42nd-minute shot.

Heracles would take the lead in scintillating style moments later, though, with Kristoffer Peterson cutting in off the left wing and ending a run from inside his own half with a brilliant strike that left Onana no chance.

Ajax would rescue a draw with two minutes of the 90 left to play, though - defender Matthijs de Ligt shaking off the attentions of Maximilian Rossmann before glancing a header from Ziyech's corner kick inside the far post.

 

 

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