Seven conclusions: Schreuder makes mark, Project Kudus and first bonus millions

Ajax tapped Rangers FC from the cabinet to the wall for a long time on Wednesday. The Amsterdammers won a resounding 4-0 victory in their first group game in the Champions League. Seven conclusions after a lovely evening at the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Ajax shoots out of the starting blocks againWhat is that with Ajax and the Champions League? The Johan Cruijff Arena swirled and whipped Ajax up to great deeds again. Last year, Sporting Portugal had to believe in it immediately (1-5), now Giovanni van Bronckhorsts Rangers FC was the victim. The Amsterdammers reigned supreme against last seasons Europa League finalist.
Project Kudus was bornIn the 2018/2019 season, many teams didnt know what to do with Dusan Tadic as a false striker and we all know how that ended. Against Rangers, Mohammed Kudus played that role. The Ghanaian was preferred over pure striker Brian Brobbey and certainly made a fantastic impression before the break. His lovely goal was the icing on the cake.

GOAL AJAX! Monster score incoming!? Mohammed Kudus sets the Amsterdammers to 3-0 with a great bang. What a start! #UCL #AJARAN pic.twitter.com/Vd4de7UC8z
— VTBL ⚽ (@vtbl) September 7, 2022

Alfred Schreuders hand That Kudus suddenly showed up as a false striker against Rangers FC does not stand alone. Ajax is diverse, versatile under Alfred Schreuder and excels in position changes. Kudus is the prime example of this, but in fact, all midfielders and attackers can handle it in all places. Kudus, Tadic, Berghuis, Taylor, Bergwijn: they ensure that Ajax is a particularly dynamic whole.

How can PSV lose from this? Ajax — Rangers was halfway and Wesley Sneijder had to lose it for a while. How can PSV have been disabled by the Scots? If they have looked in Eindhoven, they will undoubtedly be scratching their ears. The conclusion was clear: the Amsterdammers dare to take the initiative and played with a bravado that was missing from PSV.
Daley Blind starts hunting for father When Daley Blind takes action in all duels this group phase, he overtakes his father as a player with the most European duels for Ajax. Danny Blind came to 74 games, his son is now second on the list of seventy performances. The Dutch international has now passed Frank de Boer.
Giant BasseyWhat a giant Calvin Bassey is in the center of the back. The Nigerian international had a false start with his red card in the Johan Cruijff Scale, but his transfer is a hit for the Amsterdammers. Bassey forms a very strong duo with Jurriën Timber. In the Arena, it is no longer about Lisandro Martínez and that is telling.

First bonus millions for AjaxAjax was already insured of more than 37 million due to the starting premium (15.64 million euro) and a coefficient premium (21,603 million). In addition, the recettes and the market pool are added, but Schreuders team also had the treasurer cheering on Wednesday. After all, a victory in the Champions League yields 2.8 million.