Andre Onana recorded his first Cup clean sheet of the year as Ajax
Amsterdam qualified for the final of the KNVB Beker Cup since 2010.
They took out defending champions Feyenoord in the semi yesterday
February 27, 2019.
He will feature for Ajax In his first KNVB Beker Cup final.
The Dutch giants have won the Cup title 18 times are on the verge of
adding a 19th to their silver wares.
The last time they got hold of the trophy was during the 2009/2010 season
in the Netherlands
Onana succeded to keep his net unstained after conceding in all of his
Dutch Cup fixtures last year.
The 22 year old first choice keeper’s record in the Netherlands Eredivisie
League has not been prolific. He has conceded in 5 of his last 7 games so
He equally picked the ball twice behind his net during their home 1/8 final
first leg champions league defeat to title holders, Real of Madrid.
The Cameroonian international shot stopper made 3 saves during the
game which was enough to maintain a win for his team.
A first half and two second half goals sent Ajax to the final of the Dutch
Cup despite immense domination from their opponent.
A clinical attack line made the difference for them although Feyenoord
dominated a greater proportion of the game.
Andre Onana’s Ajax opened scores shortly before halftime through 45th minutes strike from Dutch
international center forward Mattijs De Ligt.
However, the 18 time winners of the KNVB Beker Cup, Ajax, increased
tally soon after the resumption of the final 45 minutes with Nicolas
Tagliafico’s goal at the 49th minute.
The most titled Dutch Cup Champions lost control of the game with
Feyenoord claiming 51% of the ball possession.
However, Ajax made Feyenoords disgrace complete with a 65th minute
goal from Donny Van de Beek.
Ajax is one of the most successful clubs in Europe. There are among two
other clubs to have won the UEFA Champions League three times.
The KNVB Beker is a competition organized by the Royal Dutch Football
Association and have been in existence since 1898.