Ajax record biggest win in Eredivisie following 13-0 win over VVV Venlo

Ajax record biggest win in Eredivisie following 13-0 win over VVV Venlo

- Ajax broke a 38-year record in the Dutch Eredivisie after a 13-0 thrashing of VVV Venlo

- Four goals were recorded in the first half while nine were scored in the second period

- Burkina Faso teenager Lassina Traore scored five goals and Jan Huntelaar netted a brace

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Ajax recorded the biggest victory in the history of the Eredivisie with a 13-0 thrashing of VVV Venlo as they reclaimed top spot above rivals PSV.

It was the biggest winning margin in Dutch topflight history, surpassing Ajax's own 12-1 win over Vitesse in May 1972.

Lassina Traore, 19, scored five goals as veteran Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored a brace in the whitewash.

Top Champions League contenders record emphatic 13-0 victory in league match
Top Champions League contenders record emphatic 13-0 victory in league match. Photo by Angelo Blankespoor and ANP Sport
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The Amsterdam giants were 4-0 up in the first half with goals from midfielder Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Traore's brace, and former Southampton star Dusan Tadic also got his name on the scoresheet.

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But the defending champions came out smoking in the second half scoring nine goals to further humiliate their opponents.

After Christiaan Kum's sending off in the 52nd minute, things went from bad to worse for VVV as Ajax scored five goals in 11 minutes.

Traore completed his hat-trick before setting up Brazilian star Antony in the 55th minute. Jurgen Ekkelenkamp grabbed his brace two minutes later before Daley Blind made it 8-0.

Lassina Traore added his fourth before Jan Huntelaar made it 10-0 from a spot-kick. The former Real Madrid man made it 11-0 in the 76th minute.

Lisandro Martinez and Traore scored the last two goals of the match as the Dutch giants bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

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