A short one today, sometimes you don’t need many words to say what you want.

Where Ajax took advantage last week of both PSV and FC Twente, they’ve given it away this week already. Ajax managed to give away a comfortable 0-2 lead. After being on top of Roda JC the first half with better football than they showed against FC Utrecht and De Graafschap, Mats Junker’s goal for Roda JC (1-2) turned the game around. Ajax couldn’t give an answer when Roda were all over them in the second half.  Better said: Ajax couldn’t give an answer on Roda’s 4-3-1-2 tactics in the second half. The 2-2 was inevitable and a beautiful freekick, taken by Hadouir leveled the score. Despite being under pressure, Ajax had the ultimate chance for a 2-3 win, but Mounir El Hamdaoui missed from the penalty spot.

Where the title race was back on last week, the gap between Ajax and PSV and Twente is five points since yesterday. Five points that aren’t unbridgeable but five points that’ll make the 30th league title for Ajax a long way of working hard and hoping for some luck. As Jan Vertonghen said: from now on, Ajax have to win every game and hope PSV and FC Twente make a few errors. Reality is that it’s gonna be a tough race. A race that has a big chance in a disappointed end. But it’s not Mission Impossible.
At the end of the tunnel, Ajax can see glimpses of the shield they hope Maarten Stekelenburg will lift in May.