It didn’t take Nicolas TAGLIAFICO long to make a name for himself at Ajax.
The former Independiente skipper made his debut for Ajax in the biggest match of the season, in De Klassieker between Ajax and Feyenoord. An assist with a stellar performance to boot was enough to be named the Man of the Match.
With the number 31 shirt on his back, TAGLIFICO assisted the first goal on Donny VAN DE BEEK’s finish. The €4M man received a pass from Justin KLUIVERT and the Argentinian sent in a a low pass from the left for the goal.
He was substituted with minutes left in the match to a standing ovation by the home fans who saw their team pick up the 2-0 win.
Nicolas TAGLIAFICO’s debut for Ajax
84% pass accuracy
2 key passes
1 dribble won
4 tackles won
3 aerials won
Nicolas TAGLIAFICO’s assist
What a lovely finish from Donny van de Beek to give Ajax a 1-0 lead over Feyenoord pic.twitter.com/ICGxaeBC80
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 21, 2018
Ajax fans give TAGLIAFICO a standing ovation
— Aiwass Crowley (@Geller__Bing) January 21, 2018
As we reported earlier in the week, Argentina National Team coach Jorge SAMPAOLI met with TAGLIAFICO despite the meeting not being in his original plans. Should Nicolas keep up these types of performances, he could easily find himself in the Argentina squad.