Huntelaar Is The First Man To Be Subbed On, Score And Be Sent Off In A Eredivisie Game
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is still doing bits at the age of 35.
The Ajax striker made Eredivisie history by becoming the very first man to be subbed on, score a goal and to be sent off in a Dutch fixture.
The former Netherlands international entered the fray in the 59th minute and broke the deadlock at Groningen with a tidy finish inside the box, 12 minutes from time.
Huntelaar's volley to put Ajax in the lead with 10 minutes to go vs Groningen.
He got sent off 5 minutes later for a second yellow card pic.twitter.com/UYuRAFSmc6
- Marc (@RastafariMoore4) April 20, 2019
But he was sent off just six minutes later for a second yellow card.
His eventful cameo was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
104 - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his 104th Eredivisie goal for @AFCAjax, one more than Dennis Bergkamp; only six players have scored more. Hunted.
- OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) April 20, 2019
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar vs FC Groningen:
59' Subbed on for Lasse Schöne
79' Shown a yellow card
84' Shown a second yellow card
The first man to be subbed on, score and be sent off in an Eredivisie game.
Record breaker. :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/awaExWaxis
- bet365 (@bet365) April 21, 2019
:bust_in_silhouette: - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (35) in the Eredivisie
• Played 1144 minutes in 26 appearances
• Scored 15 goals and provided 3 assists
• Involved in a goal every 63 (!) minutes pic.twitter.com/6cui7MA5eK
- AjaxTimes (@ajaxtimes) April 21, 2019
Huntelaar on as a sub 59 mins
Scores in 78 mins
Red card after 84 mins
- RFC_AFCA (@RFC_AFCA) April 20, 2019
Huntelaar's goal proved to be the match-winner as Ajax secured a vital three points.
Ajax now have 77 points on the board with just three league games left of the season.
The four-time European champions have one league game to negotiate before facing Tottenham in the Champions League semi-final.