The KNVB Cup de Klassieker ended with Ajax heading into the semi-finals after a 3-1 win over Feyenoord at the Amsterdam Arena.

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fischer 1Feyenoord were quick out of the blocks, and took the lead after seven minutes, when Tonny Vilhena raced through on goal before chipping the ball over the advancing Kenneth Vermeer. The final touch came from Jean Paul Boetius, who forced the ball over the line in front of Ricardo van Rhijn.

Ajax came into the game the more the half went on, and deservedly equalised on 33 minutes, as a long ball set Viktor Fischer free, and after the winger rounded Erwin Mulder he won a tussle with Daryl Janmaat before slotting into the net.

Ruben Schaken had a great chance to give Feyenoord the lead again at the start of the second half, but he could not beat Vermeer when the ball dropped to him at the back post.

With Feyenoord tiring as the game went on, Ajax began to take stranglehold and Bojan put them ahead on 68 minutes, with the Spaniard scoring from close range after Mulder saved Lasse Schone’s initial effort.

As Feyenoord pushed for an equaliser in injury time, they were hit on the break, as a long ball set Thulani Serero free on goal, and the midfielder made no mistake to make it 3-1.

Ajax join AZ Alkmaar, PEC Zwolle, and NEC Nijmegen in the semi finals, with a famous treble still a possibility, as the club lead the Eredivisie, and resume their Europa League campaign next month.

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