Eredivisie round-up: Ajax held by Roda JC in four-goal thriller
By Patrick Surlis
Last Updated: 13/08/16 10:07pm
A stoppage-time equaliser by Tom van Hyfte secured a dramatic 2-2 draw for Roda JC at Ajax on Saturday afternoon.
Teenage attacker Kasper Dolberg struck either side of Adil Auassar to put Ajax 2-1 ahead at half-time, but Van Hyfte headed home in the 91st-minute to salvage a point for Roda.
The match ended in scrappy fashion when Roda defender Frederic Ananou was sent off in the closing stages after picking up a second yellow card.
ADO Den Haag made it two wins out of two to start their Eredivisie campaign as they beat Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 at the GelreDome.
Former Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel put the hosts ahead, but a double from Gervane Kastaneer secured three points for Den Haag, sending them top of the table.
Excelsior beat Groningen 2-0 thanks to goals from Jurgen Mattheij and Kevin Vermeulen.
Mattheij opened the scoring after just two minutes with a well-placed header before Vermeulen wrapped up the victory with a stunning strike from distance in added time.
Sparta Rotterdam put PEC Zwolle to the sword to win 3-0 at the MAC3PARK Stadion.
Loris Brogno hit the opener five minutes before half-time and Craig Goodwin added Sparta's second shortly after the break.
Brogno grabbed his second and Sparta's third with two minutes to play, securing their first points of the new campaign.