Seventeen-year-old striker Myron Boadu scored his first Eredivisie goal as AZ Alkmaar eased to a 5-0 win over NAC Breda. 

Boadu was preferred up front to Fred Friday and Bjorn Johnsen as AZ looked to put their Europa League exit behind them and start their Eredivisie campaign with a win against Mitchell van der Gaag’s NAC Breda.

AZ dominated from the start but had to wait until the 26th minute to open the scoring with Jonas Svensson cutting in from the right before firing a low strike into the bottom corner. Four minutes later it was 2-0 as Pantelis Hatzidiakos swept the ball into the net after NAC failed to clear a corner.

Three minutes from half-time, Boadu made history as he capitalised on an error by goalkeeper Mark Birgighitti to slide in his first Eredivisie goal. At 17 years and 210 days old he is the youngest ever goalscorer for the club.

In the second half, AZ did not take their foot off the gas and continued to push NAC back. Several chances were missed before Teun Koopmeiners finally made it 4-0 on 79 minutes with a deflected effort.

John van den Brom then introduced Bjorn Johnsen for Boadu and the striker took only four minutes to net his first goal for the club, heading in from close range to make it 5-0.

A dominant start to the season for AZ and they will top the table after the first weekend, while van der Gaag has some big issues to sort out at NAC.

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