A 90th-minute penalty by Mateusz Klich ended Ajax’s long unbeaten run which stretched back to the end of August.

ajaxtwentAjax went into the game having not tasted defeat in 20 straight matches and they started brightly with Hakim Ziyech sending a free kick just over the bar against his former side.

However, Twente came into the game and created the better chances with Enes Unal firing a shot just over the bar before Mateusz Klich saw a fierce strike saved on the second attempt by Andre Onana. Just before the break, Ajax could have taken the lead but Anwar El Ghazi decided to take a shot himself, which came to nothing, instead of squaring to an unmarked Davy Klaassen.

After the break, an anonymous Kasper Dolberg shot wide, while Nick Marsman saved a Lasse Schone free kick. Peter Bosz reacted by hooking Dolberg for Mateo Cassierra, but the change couldn’t add spark to the Ajax attack.

The game was heading for a goalless draw but in the 91st minute Nick Viergever handled in the box earning himself a red and Twente a penalty, which Klich slotted in to give the hosts the victory.

The defeat means Ajax slip three points behind Feyenoord and next up for Bosz’s side is a home tie against PSV next weekend. Twente sit 7th.

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