AMSTERDAM – Kasper Dolberg scored after 35 seconds as Ajax Amsterdam beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 to win the Dutch Super Cup on Saturday.
Daley Blind added the second goal with a rasping shot in the 53rd minute to ensure victory for last season’s league and cup winners.
Danish international Dolberg’s swift goal gave Ajax a dream start in front of their fans at the Amsterdam Arena after an unselfish, square pass from Donny van de Beek, one of the youthful stars of Ajax’s domestic success last season and of their unexpected progress to the Champions League semi-finals.
Blind hit a scorching, left-footed shot to double the lead after Van de Beek and Joel Veltman had efforts blocked by the PSV defence.
Blind's goal was awarded only after a VAR review for a possible foul on PSV defender Olivier Boscagli by Ajax skipper Dusan Tadic. The referee ruled that a hand to the face of Boscagli had been accidental and verified the goal.