Ajax progress in Dutch cup

Having been dumped unceremoniously out of both European competitions, Ajax were out to salvage some domestic honour on Wednesday evening.

The managerless Amsterdammers succeeded, beating Heerenveen 3-1 in the Arena to go through to the fourth round of the Dutch cup competition.
John Heitinga and Hedwiges Maduro gave Ajax a 2-0 half time lead, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar adding a third half way through the second period. Michael Bradley replied for Heerenveen.

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