The five Dutch teams competing in European football’s UEFA Cup booked mixed results in Thursday night’s opening games of the tournament.
Amsterdam club Ajax cruised past Borac Cacak 4-1 in Belgrade, with striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar returning to form with two goals.
Nijmegen’s NEC caused the biggest surprise, beating Dinamo Bucharest 1-0 at home.
The biggest Dutch upset was in Rotterdam where Feyenoord lost 1-0 to Sweden’s Kalmar FF.
FC Twente of Enschede, meanwhile, saw their early 1-0 lead disappear in France as Rennes scored twice from set pieces.
Meanwhile, Heerenveen drew 1-1 away to Vitoria Setubal in Lisbon.
The second leg of the first round will be played in two weeks.
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