AZ Alkmaar lost at home to Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie.
AZ Alkmaar put up a fine battle against visiting Ajax but ultimately it was in vain, with last season’s champions claiming a 2-3 away win in the Eredivisie.
The hosts were victims of a double salvo from Ajax, who went two goals up in the space of two minutes around halfway through the first period.
Dutch midfielder Siem de Jong scored either side of a Daley Blind goal, and though AZ Alkmaar attempted a valiant second half comeback with goals from Markus Henriksen and Jose Altidore, it was not enough, and they had nothing to show for their efforts at the final whistle.
Watch official Eredivisie video highlights below: