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Ajax cap memorable season with Dutch double

Despite their unfortunate crashing out of the Champions League, Netherlands giants, Ajax bagged a domestic double to cap a memorable season.

Ajax were almost through to the Champions League final when Tottenham staged a dramatic comeback to beat them to the ticket.

But the team, which only needed a point on final day of Eridivisie, defeated De Graafschap 4-1 to emerge champions of the Dutch League for the 34th time.

First-half goals from Lasse Schone and Nicolas Tagliafico and a second-half brace from Dusan Tadic ensured that the title was added to the Dutch Cup they already won.

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Youssef el Jebli had briefly equalised for the hosts, whose season is not over yet – they go into the relegation play-offs to try and stay in the Eredivisie.

With the victory on Wednesday, Ajax became the first Dutch team to win 43 competitive games in a season.

Ajax is winning the league title for the fist time since 2014. PSV failed to retain the title despite beating Heracles also on Wednesday, as they fell 3 points behind.

It is also worthy of note that Ajax defeated such big European teams as Real Madrid and Juventus on their way to the Champions League semifinal, before losing to Spurs.

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