Ajax starts competition with a tie

Ajax, the national champion, has started the new season with a tie against AZ. The North Holland derby ended at 2-2 in the Amsterdam ArenA. After an early goal from Gregory van der Wiel, AZ forward Jody Altidore turned the score into 1-2 shortly after the break. Seven minutes before the end, Kolbeinn Sigthórsson eked out one point for Ajax from the match. Tobias Sana made his official debut for Ajax after the break.