Eredivisie 2021/2022: FC Twente champions

FC Twente Eredivisie
FC Twente team players:- keeper Daphne van Domselaar, Kika van Es, Danique Ypema, Caitlin Dijkstra, Marisa Olislagers, Ella Peddemors, Anna-Lena Stolze, Suzanne Giesen, Fenna Kalma, Jarne Teulings, Renate Jansen, Kim Everaerts, Kayleigh van Dooren, Nurija van Schoonhoven, FC Twente keeper Lois Nienhuis, Lotje de Keijzer, Kerstin Casparij, Sterre Kroezen, Wieke Kaptein, Bente Jansen, FC Twente goalkeeper Inge Tijink, Lysanne van der Wal, Fieke Kroese, Elena Dhont and FC Twente coach Robert de Pauw with the championship scale, trophy celebrating the championship after the Dutch Eredivisie women's match between Ajax and FC Twente at sports complex De Toekomst in Amsterdam on May 20, 2022. - Netherlands OUT (Photo by Olaf Kraak / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by OLAF KRAAK/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

The regular season of the Eredivisie has come to a close. FC Twente was better than Ajax in the end and managed to clinch the 2021/2022 Eredivisie title in the Netherlands. It was the third time in succession that the Twente side were crowned the best of the Netherlands.

In the last game of the season, FC Twente led Ajax with one point. They faced off in a direct confrontation in which Ajax had to win to claim the title. They gave it their all and were 2-0 up at halftime thanks to goals from Romee Leuchter and Chasity Grant. The title seemed in sight for the Amsterdam side.

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But the second half restored the balance and power for FC Twente. They managed to score three times via Anna-Lena Stolze, Elena Dhont and Kim Everearts – to make it 3-2 for FC Twente. They turned around the whole game and therefore were crowned champions of the Netherlands, quite comfortably.

At the beginning of the season, it didn’t seem like Twente would be able to defend their title successfully. They had difficulties with the busy schedule including the UWCL. But, a great second half of the season, made sure they did defend their title. It’s the eighth time in total for FC Twente that they were crowned champions. They will go into the UWCL, just like runner-up Ajax.

It will not be the last confrontation between Ajax and FC Twente this season, the two will play each other for the Eredivisie cup on Sunday.

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