AZ has had a bad start to the new football year. The number three of the previous edition of the Eredivisie lost the match against RKC Waalwijk (1-0).
Michiel Kramer scored the only goal for the home team just before half-time. The opening goal came as no surprise. Iliass Bel Hassani and Richard van der Venne were also close to 1-0 before the goal of the experienced striker.
Later in the evening, duels are also scheduled for Ajax and PSV, the numbers one and two of last season. PSV plays against Heracles Almelo, Ajax receives NEC at home. On Friday, Go Ahead Eagles and sc Heerenveen played the opening game of the competition. Heerenveen won 1-0. (ANP)