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2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Youssef El Jebli (40')
  • Lasse Schöne (37')
  • Nicolás Tagliafico (44')
  • Dusan Tadic (67' PEN, 87')

Ajax clinch first Eredivisie title since 2014 to complete Dutch double

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Schone's stellar free kick inches Ajax closer to title (1:01)

Lasse Schone hit home an inch perfect free kick to give Ajax an early lead vs. De Graafschap. (1:01)

Ajax Amsterdam clinched the Dutch league title by finishing the season with a 4-1 win at De Graafschap on Wednesday.

They ended three points clear of PSV Eindhoven, who won 3-1 at home to Heracles Almelo on the last day of the campaign.

Ajax's first title since 2014 and a record-extending 34th overall completed the double after they won the KNVB Cup earlier this month.

Ajax had been neck-and-neck with PSV over the last weeks, but made all but sure of the title on Sunday when they beat Utrecht while defending champions PSV lost.

That allowed Ajax to take a three-point advantage, plus a massive plus 14 goal difference, into Wednesday's match.

Dusan Tadic scored twice against De Graafschap as Ajax said farewell to key midfielder Frenkie De Jong, who is joining Barcelona, and possibly several other players who are in demand following Ajax's superb run to the Champions League semifinals.

Ajax ended with 86 points and 119 goals scored in 34 games. PSV collected 83 points to join them in next season's Champions League.

Feyenoord came third after winning 4-1 at Fortuna Sittard, the last game in charge for their coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ajax Amsterdam 19 +43 47
2 AZ Alkmaar 19 +26 41
3 Willem II Tilburg 19 +7 36
4 PSV Eindhoven 19 +19 35
5 Feyenoord Rotterdam 19 +7 34
6 Vitesse Arnhem 19 +10 33
7 FC Utrecht 19 +8 30
8 Heerenveen 19 +5 28
9 SC Heracles Almelo 19 +4 26
10 FC Groningen 19 +3 26
11 Sparta Rotterdam 19 -4 23
12 FC Emmen VV 19 -13 21
13 FC Twente 19 -11 20
14 Fortuna Sittard 19 -21 19
15 PEC Zwolle 19 -17 17
16 ADO Den Haag 19 -16 16
17 VVV Venlo 19 -27 16
18 RKC Waalwijk 19 -23 11