On this day Edson Álvarez scored with Ajax and put Erick Gutiérrez in trouble in a real Mexican duel in the Eredivisie, a tournament that is two rounds away from concluding.
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With his goal, "El Machín" saved his club as he managed to tie the game and the match ended 2-2, a result that keeps the Sons of the Gods at the top of the competition for the time being.
What was Edson Álvarez's goal that saved Ajax?
The match played at the AFAS Stadion, home of AZ Alkmaar, was tight and both clubs were evenly matched, which was reflected in the scoreboard at the end of the match, although Ajax dominated at the beginning of the game, the club that scored the first goal of the match.
This goal was scored by Brian Brobbey in the 42nd minute, which was followed by the equalizer by Vangelis Pavlidis, who scored in the 62nd minute. With his goal, the score was 1-1, but this would not be the last goal of the game.
The next goal would give AZ Alkmaar the lead, as Hakon Evjen put the score at 2-1 in the 75th minute. And just when the Cheeseheads thought they would keep the victory at home, came the goal of "El Machín".
With a corner kick in the 86th minute that went straight into the heart of the box, Álvarez took advantage of his marker's carelessness and jumped over him for a powerful header.
In this way, the Mexican scored the 2-2 draw but also ensured the necessary points for Ajax to remain at the top of the Eredivisie in Round 32 of the 34 that make up the tournament.
Why did Edson Álvarez's goal put Erick Gutiérrez in trouble?
The goal of "El Machín" put Erick Gutiérrez in trouble as Ajax retains the lead in the tournament, leaving PSV Eindhoven, the team in which Gutiérrez plays, in second place.
Ajax currently occupies the first position in the Eredivisie with 79 points, and Gutierrez's PSV is right on their heels with 77 points, and this afternoon they were tied at the last minute by Feyenoord.
And to the pride of Mexican fans in Europe, this is the second time that these two players have faced each other for a title in the first division of the Netherlands, as they both reached the final of the Dutch Cup with their respective clubs.
And in that tournament, the winner was Erick Gutiérrez's PSV, a competition in which the Mexican stood out and played a key role in winning the title for his club.