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EREDIVISIE Calvin Bassey returns, keeps clean sheet on league debut for Ajax

The former Rangers young player of the year played his first Eredivisie game of the season for the Dutch champions.

Calvin Bassey is back for Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam following his two-game suspension.

Bassey picked up a straight red card and suspension on his official debut during the defeat to PSV Eindhoven in the Super Cup.

But he made his long-awaited return for the club in the narrow 1-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie on Sunday afternoon.

The 22-year-old featured from start to finish in the away game and played at centre-back for the Champions.

Bassey completed 97% of his passes, had 110 touches, and made seven (7) recoveries and two (2) aerial duels.

Bergwijn’s first-half strike from outside the box proved to be the only goal as Ajax maintained a 100% start to the season with a hard-fought victory.

Ajax dominated the encounter from start to finish but couldn’t break down Rotterdam more than once despite having the chance to do so.

The defending champions will have Bergwijn to thank after his fourth goal of the season earned the club a third win in as many matches.

Up next for Bassey and Ajax is another away trip, they take on FC Utrecht next Sunday in the Eredivisie.