Ajax is breathing. The Amsterdam club left last place in the Dutch championship thanks to their 2-0 home victory against FC Volendam on Thursday in a late match of the 3rd day.
The giant of Dutch football, which has seen Johan Cruyff, Marco Van Basten and Patrick Kluivert pass through its ranks, gives up its infamous red lantern but is still dragging itself in the depths of the Eredivisie, now 15th with 8 points.
The four-time European champion club, which was playing its first match under the leadership of its new coach John van't Schip, still has a game in hand to play but is 22 lengths behind the leader, PSV Eindhoven. His last victory in the championship dates back to August 12, during the first day.
Author of the opening score in the 57th minute, Steven Bergwijn was at the origin of the second, hitting the corner headed by Chuba Akpom (89th).
Ajax will host Heerenveen on Sunday in the league before resuming their Europa League campaign. The Dutch club, which is in the same group as Olympique de Marseille, will host Brighton on November 9 at the Johan-Cruyff Arena.