Dutch Eredivisie
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NAC Breda 0-8 Ajax

Donny van de Beek
Donny van de Beek had only scored once in 38 Dutch top-flight games before his hat-trick

Donny van de Beek scored a hat-trick as Ajax thrashed NAC Breda 8-0 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

The Amsterdam side led 5-0 after 33 minutes through a Matthijs de Ligt double, Van de Beek's first two goals and a David Neres strike.

Lasse Schone scored a penalty, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted and 20-year-old Van de Beek, who had scored only one Eredivise goal before kick-off, got his third.

It fell short of equalling the largest Eredivisie away win, SC Enschede's 10-1 win at Sittardia in 1960.

The largest victory in the Dutch top flight is Ajax's 12-1 home win over Vitesse in 1972.

Ajax are five points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven, who play at PEC Zwolle on Sunday at 13:30 GMT.

Line-ups

NAC Breda

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Birighitti
  • 2Sporkslede
  • 22Villar
  • 5Mets
  • 69AngelinoBooked at 32mins
  • 6Verschueren
  • 10VloetSubstituted forSprangersat 74'minutes
  • 8El Allouchi
  • 7KorteSubstituted forMeijersat 45'minutes
  • 9AmbroseSubstituted forEnevoldsenat 66'minutes
  • 19Garcia Alonso

Substitutes

  • 1Noppert
  • 11Fernandes
  • 18Meijers
  • 23Bertrams
  • 28Snepvangers
  • 30Nijholt
  • 35Horsfield
  • 45Sprangers
  • 87Enevoldsen

Ajax

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Onana
  • 3Veltman
  • 4de Ligt
  • 26Viergever
  • 8SinkgravenSubstituted forWöberat 81'minutes
  • 6van de Beek
  • 20Schöne
  • 10Ziyech
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 25DolbergSubstituted forHuntelaarat 60'minutes
  • 45KluivertSubstituted forde Jongat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wöber
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 18Johnsen
  • 21de Jong
  • 22van Leer
  • 23de Jong
  • 42Zeefuik
Referee:
Danny Makkelie
Attendance:
18,969

Match Stats

Home TeamNAC BredaAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home13
Away30
Shots on Target
Home6
Away14
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, NAC Breda 0, Ajax 8.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, NAC Breda 0, Ajax 8.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax).

  4. Post update

    Pablo Marí (NAC Breda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Arno Verschueren (NAC Breda).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joël Veltman (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Schöne with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Arno Verschueren.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Bart Meijers.

  10. Post update

    Offside, NAC Breda. Mounir El Allouchi tries a through ball, but Thomas Enevoldsen is caught offside.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ajax. Maximilian Wöber replaces Daley Sinkgraven.

  12. Post update

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bart Meijers (NAC Breda).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! NAC Breda 0, Ajax 8. Donny van de Beek (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mounir El Allouchi (NAC Breda) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, NAC Breda. Richelor Sprangers replaces Rai Vloet.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! NAC Breda 0, Ajax 7. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Viergever.

  19. Post update

    Offside, NAC Breda. Fabian Sporkslede tries a through ball, but Rai Vloet is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joël Veltman (Ajax).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th November 2017

  • NAC BredaNAC Breda0AjaxAjax8
  • FC TwenteFC Twente0sc Heerenveensc Heerenveen4
  • FeyenoordFeyenoord1VVV-VenloVVV-Venlo1
  • Willem IIWillem II2Sparta RotterdamSparta Rotterdam2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSV Eindhoven11100137132430
2Ajax1281335102525
3PEC Zwolle116411710722
4AZ Alkmaar117131915422
5Vitesse1154222121019
6Feyenoord125432114719
7sc Heerenveen125341820-218
8Excelsior115241414017
9FC Utrecht115241721-417
10Heracles Almelo114341718-115
11ADO Den Haag114251115-414
12VVV-Venlo123541317-414
13Sparta Rotterdam122551019-911
14Willem II123181527-1210
15FC Groningen112361419-59
16FC Twente123091623-79
17NAC Breda122371127-169
18Roda JC Kerkrade11218922-137
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