Ajax are safely through to the KNVB Cup second round after a 5-1 win over Scheveningen.

Marcel Keizer made several changes to the side that drew 1-1 at ADO Den Haag at the weekend with Carel Eiting, Kasper Dolberg and Siem de Jong all coming into the starting line-up.

Dolberg hadn’t scored a goal in nine previous appearances this campaign, but he took only five minutes to open the scoring with a strike from distance that was too strong for the home side’s goalkeeper. Ajax were then frustrated in their search for a second which eventually came just before the break with Dolberg providing the cross for Siem de Jong to head in from close range.

An own-goal by Korndijk made it 3-0 before Barry Rog pulled back a consolation for the hosts in the 62nd minute. Dolberg then added his second of the game after a one-two with De Jong to

Dolberg then added his second of the game after a one-two with De Jong to make it 4-1 before completing his hat-trick just a few minutes later from the penalty spot after a foul on Neres.

A simple win for Ajax and they ease into the second round.




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