Steven Bergwijn made his Ajax debut against his former club, and the attacker scored in the 15th minute with an excellent strike into the top corner.
PSV equalised shortly after the half-hour mark, with Guus Til towering over Owen Wijndal to nod in Cody Gakpo’s cross. Just before the break, Gakpo’s cross was met by Til’s head, making the score 2-1 for PSV.
Ajax may have been fortunate not to go into the break with ten men after Edson Alvarez was sent off for an elbow on Til. Dennis Higler was told by VAR early in the second half to investigate a challenge by Wijndal on Johan Bakayoko, but he escaped a red card despite handling the ball in his own box 18.
PSV wins Johan Cruijff Schaal after a chaotic clash with Ajax.