The reinstated formerly suspended businessman Mark Clattenburg has a mean whistle. It is loud and clear. Clattenburg is sure of himself and close to the action. He seemed to have made up his mind before the match how to handle this. And he handled it well.
Well maybe he could have shown some more yellow to Slovan players in the first half, but he didn't and all went well.
Clattenburg did book a Slovan player for a dive.
Ajax, once the bedrock of total football a system where (almost) all players could play on all positions, now seems to be a one-man-team. The one man - Uruguayan Luis Suares - had all the shots on goal, scored four of the five goals and did most of the work.
And did I see this right? Does Slovan play with only right legged players? No ambidextrousity there.