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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ajax Axed in Cup Play

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands () -- Continuing its dismal form in 1996, Ajax Amsterdam has crashed out of the Dutch domestic cup, losing 2-0 to second division Cambuur Leeuwarden.


Ajax has won just one match this year, also against second division opposition, in the last round of the cup.


The European Cup holder went behind in the 19th minute Tuesday to a Rene van Rijswijk goal on a rock-hard pitch in this northern Dutch city.


All the first-half chances fell to Cambuur, but the score remained at 1-0 until the 77th minute, when Milco Pieren scored a breakaway goal as Ajax appeared to be playing its way back into the match.