Ajax bounced back from the disappointing defeat to Napoli with a 7-1 victory against Excelsior.

Alfred Schreuder brought Dusan Tadic and Brian Brobbey into the starting line-up with Kenneth Taylor dropping out injured.

Jorge Sanchez was once again at right-back with Devyne Rensch out and the Mexican opened the scoring after 15 minutes. A shot by Steven Berghuis was parried and Sanchez was there to net the rebound.

Ten minutes later, Steven Berghuis curled in a second before Brobbey headed in a third just before the break.

Schreuder decided to give Daley Blind a rest at half-time and Owen Wijndal was given his first minutes since August 14th. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Brobbey hammered the ball into the top corner to make it 4-0.

Ajax smelled blood and Tadic added the fifth on the rebound after Steven Bergwijn curled in the sixth. Substitute Mohamed Kudus added a seventh in the 81st minute.

Ajax would not keep a clean sheet though as Nikolas Agrafiotis nodded in a consolation goal.

The victory means Ajax are now top of the league while Excelsior is 12th.

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