Ajax recorded their largest ever Eredivisie away victory as they hammered NAC Breda 8-0. 

Marcel Keizer made some changes for what was expected to be a difficult evening in Breda, with Daley Sinkgraven, Kasper Dolberg, Justin Kluivert and Donny van de Beek all starting.

The changes proved to work a treat as Ajax ran riot in the first half and took a 5-0 lead into the break. Matthijs de Ligt got the scoring underway in the 13th minute with a flicked header from a corner. Five minutes later, Kluivert crossed for van de Beek to slide in Ajax’s second.

Van de Beek got his second on 26 minutes with a deflected strike before David Neres added the fourth before the half-hour mark with a strike from close range. NAC’s defence was shellshocked and they allowed De Ligt the freedom of the area to tap in Ajax’s fifth from Ziyech’s free kick on 33 minutes.

For NAC, Rai Vloet had the chances to pull one back both before and after half time, but Andre Onana denied the midfielder on both occasions.

NAC boss Stijn Vreven threw on another defender as he looked to prevent a hiding, but eventually, Ajax added a sixth on 66 minutes. Frenkie de Jong was brought down in the box and Lasse Schone netted from the spot. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar nodded in the 7th before Van de Beek completed his hat-trick with a placed shot into the net.

Ajax failed to add any more goals in the last 15 minutes but the 8-0 is their biggest league away win ever. They remain second and move to within five points of PSV. NAC drop to second bottom.

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