AMSTERDAM: Ajax set a Dutch top flight record by going top of the table after winning 13-0 against VVV Venlo with seven different players putting their names on the score sheet.
The previous record for most goals scored in an Eredivisie game was also held by Ajax when they beat Vitesse 12-1 in 1972.
Led by 19-year-old Lassina Traore, who scored five times and assisted three more, Ajax dominated the contest and were already 4-0 up when Venlo were reduced to 10 men after skipper Christian Kum was sent off on VAR review for a high boot.
An eight-goal salvo in 24 second-half minutes saw Ajax controlling possession and lining up to take shots on goal, with veteran 37-year-old forward Klaas Jan Huntelaar also scoring twice in two minutes.
The visitors finished the match with an eye-watering 23 shots on target and could have scored more had Venlo goalkeeper Delano van Crooij not made 10 saves.
In France Moise Kean scored his first goals for Paris St Germain as the French champions moved top of the Ligue 1 standings with a 4-0 home victory against lowly Dijon on Saturday.
In GermanyBayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to 10 goals in five Bundesliga games, as the defending champions thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0.
In Italy Romelu Lukaku struck again as a Inter Milan ground out a 2-0 win away to Genoa.