Ajax draws 2-2 with Utrecht, stays atop Eredivisie

 17 Apr 2016 - 16:29

Ajax draws 2-2 with Utrecht, stays atop Eredivisie
Arkadiusz Milik (L) of Ajax Amsterdam scores a goal during the Dutch Eredivisie soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Utrecht, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17 April 2016. EPA/OLAF KRAAK

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Ajax scored twice in the last five minutes to draw 2-2 with FC Utrecht on Sunday, leaving it ahead of PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Eredivisie on goal difference.

Captain Luuk de Jong scored twice Saturday night as defending champion PSV beat Roda JC 3-0 in Kerkrade to go top by one point until Ajax's match.

At the Amsterdam Arena, Nacer Barazite put Utrecht ahead in the 56th minute and Patrick Joosten doubled the lead with just six minutes to play.

Ajax captain Davy Klaassen pulled back a goal less than two minutes later with a long-range volley and Poland striker Arek Milik calmly stroked a penalty into the bottom corner in the 89th to secure a valuable point for Frank de Boer's team.

AP