Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 1 Dec: Noa Lang (Ajax)

The 20-year-old became the first Ajax player to score a hat-trick on his league debut for 60 years.

 
9:00am on Monday 2nd December 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Noa Lang
W (LR) - Ajax - 20 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
82'
10
Dec 1, 2019
82Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
17Final third passes
5Touches in box
6Duels won
84Successfull passes %
42Touches

It looks like Ajax have another young superstar on their hands, this time in the form of young forward Lang, who scored three goals in his very first Eredivisie start for the club.

Although not a conventional centre-forward, instead operating wider more often than not, his hat-trick displayed a know-how of where the ball would drop inside the box.

His first, assisted by Hakim Ziyech, was a well-taken finish into the right corner from 10 yards, while his second saw him hold his position at the far post to fire in a rebound after the ball became loose.

The third was just as opportunistic as he took advantage of a fumble from the Twente goalkeeper to steal possession and pass into the empty net to make it 4-2 to the champions.

He sent 17 passes into the final third, and won the majority of his duels and tackles, too.

Noa Lang's profile, statistics and career information

20 yrs - W (LR) - Ajax
68
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
108
Played matches
3
3
0
Shots P90
5.00
Shots On target P90
3.33
Successful passing %
84%
Final third passes P90
24.17

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