Ajax picked up its first win of the new Eredivisie season with a 6-1 demolition of NEC Nijmegen.
The Amsterdam side, which opened up with a 2-2 draw against AZ last week, hit top gear as goals from
Thirteen minutes were on the clock when Ajax went in front,
Goal number two arrived four minutes later, Eriksen dispossessing Pavel Cmovs and rounding the goalkeeper before passing the ball into the unguarded net.
And it was three goals in just seven minutes moments later when Sana collected Toby Alderweireld's long ball out of defence and turned his man before drifting a delightful lob over Gabor Babos.
Six minutes before the interval Janssen drilled in a shot from 25 yards that Babos got a hand to but could not keep out, and on 53 minutes De Jong made it five when he bundled the ball home after a scramble in the area.
NEC restored some pride 10 minutes later when Bram Nuytinck nodded home a
Jozy Altidore grabbed a brace as AZ ran out a comfortable 3-1 winner at home to Heracles Almelo.
The host dominated from the outset and deservedly went ahead in the 16th minute when
AZ doubled the lead on 27 minutes,
Heracles set up a grandstand finish when it pulled a goal back in the 87th minute when
But there was still time for AZ to restore its two-goal cushion in stoppage-time, Altidore unleashing a low right-footed shot from the edge of the area that flashed beyond
The win leaves AZ third in the league after two games, level with second-placed Ajax and two points adrift of early leader FC Twente.
In a punishing match played in searing temperatures it was RKC which drew first blood after 14 minutes,
The host was level four minutes later through
There was controversy in the 28th minute when RKC's Florian Jozefzoon was brought down by
RKC was further aggrieved when it lost defender Sigourney Bandjar to a second yellow card midway through the second half, but that did not prevent the visitor taking the lead again in the final minute, Chevalier latching on to a loose header by Wormgoor and firing home beyond
But there was still time for more drama as Holla stepped up to take a free-kick two minutes into stoppage-time and duly picked out the top-left corner of the net.
FC Groningen was held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Willem II.
The home side was in command for much of the contest but only had
Willem II snatched a share of the spoils three minutes into the second period,
FC Twente and FC Utrecht will meet for a place in next season's UEFA Europa League after both secured second-leg victories in the Eredivisie play-offs.