By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shota Arveladze claimed a hat-trick as AZ Alkmaar demolished RBC Roosendaal.
Shota Arveladze fired a second half hat-trick as AZ Alkmaar demolished RBC Roosendaal.
The 5-0 victory moved Alkmaar into second place - just two points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven, who have a game in hand.
Barry van Galen began the rout in the twelfth minute before Martijn Meerdink (37) ensured a two-goal cushion going into the break.
Arveladze (55, 64, 82) then pounced to complete a miserable night for the rock bottom Roosendaal.
In the evening's other game, Sparta Rotterdam eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 win over FC Groningen.
Dave de Fauw pounced to score the only goal of the contest with six minutes remaining.