(Dutch league) Ajax crowned champs

Sports | 16 May 2019 11:39 am

Ajax won a 34th Dutch league title yesterday, one week after a last-minute loss to Tottenham in the Champions League semifinals. 
A 4-1 win at struggling De Graafschap secured Ajax's first league title since 2014, three points clear of runner-up PSV Eindhoven who beat visiting Heracles 3-1. 
The title had been all-but sealed in Sunday's round of games. 
Even as title winner, Ajax must again enter the Champions League qualifying rounds, needing to eliminate two opponents to reach the lucrative group stage. 
PSV will start one round earlier, needing to beat three opponents, just as Ajax did last year to get into this season's Champions League. -AP

 

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