Eredivisie champions Ajax rounded off a bad week as they couldn’t find a way past bottom side RKC Waalwijk in a 0-0 draw at the Amsterdam Arena.

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de jong 00After’s Tuesday’s defeat to Celtic all but ended their Champions League hopes, Ajax were expected to put on a performance against RKC Waalwijk, and go top of the Eredivisie after Twente’s earlier draw.

Instead Ajax put in one of the worst performances under the reign of Frank de Boer, and possibly even longer in a dull 0-0 draw with RKC.

Despite enjoying the best part of 75% of the possession Ajax failed to find the breakthrough, with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson missing with a header early on, before hitting the post with a header.

In fact it was RKC who should have taken the lead when Van Hoevelen was given a free header in the box, which was well saved by Jasper Cillessen.

In the second half, Ajax continued to set up camp in RKC’s half without creating clear cut chances, with Thulani Serero’s shot which was saved by Seda their best chance of the second 45.

Robert Braber could have pulled off a historic win for RKC, but his curling effort from the edge of the box went inches wide.

The full time whistle was met by a chorus of boos from the unusually empty Amsterdam Arena crowd, and although Ajax move level on points with Twente at the top, this was not a performance to be proud off.

RKC will be delighted with the point, that halts a run of six straight defeats, and eases the pressure on coach Erwin Koeman.




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