Rising Stars

Ajax prospect Antony wows with latest star performance

The former Sao Paulo winger was fantastic once more as his side put PEC Zwolle to the sword in the Eredivisie.

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9:46am on Sunday 13th December 2020
By
Chris Myson

Ajax winger Antony is a rising star who is attracting increasing attention with his performances in the Eredivisie.

The 20-year-old was sensational once more for Ajax as they defeated PEC Zwolle 4-0 on Saturday.

📷 Antony: Match Snapshot

While another hot prospect, Ryan Gravenberch, also impressed for Ajax, it was Antony who claimed man of the match.

Playing on the right of a front three with experienced duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Dusan Tadic, Antony thrived.

Antony had two assists inside 11 minutes, setting up early goals for Huntelaar and Quincy Promes before striking himself later in the first half.

⏱️ 35' Antony quickly raced onto a throughball from the impressive Gravenberch and dispatched a cool left-footed finish past goalkeeper Michael Zetterer from 10 yards for his fifth league goal of the season.

〽️ Antony: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

This display came at a good time for Antony, who had previously registered three performances rated at 6.5 or lower as Ajax lost to Liverpool, Twente and Atalanta.

His FC rating rocketed up to 9.8 against Zwolle as he ended up with a goal and two assists.

Antony also created three big chances and had five crosses in his 75 minutes on the pitch.

The only game he performed better in this season was when he got a perfect 10 as Ajax famously won 13-0 against VVV-Venlo in October.

🗝️ Key Stats

Antony
AM, W (R) - Ajax - 20 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
75'
9.8
Dec 12, 2020
75Minutes played
1Goals
2Assists
5Crosses
35Passes
89Successfull passes %
3Big chances
1Dribbles

Antony: What Next?

Eredivisie matches against Utrecht, ADO Den Haag and Willem II provide Antony with further chances to impress before the Christmas break.

A huge home game against PSV on January 10 is a high-profile contest on the horizon where the Brazilian has the opportunity to display his credentials against quality opposition.

Ajax 4-0 PEC Zwolle: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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