By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PSV Eindhoven got their season off to a flying start with a thumping 5-2 win over RBC Roosendaal.PSV Eindhoven got their season off to a flying start with a thumping 5-2 win over RBC Roosendaal.
A superb hat-trick from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink paved the way for PSV's win.
Timo Smolders stunned PSV with the opener on 21 minutes before Hesselink grabbed his first 11 minutes later
Smolders restored the lead with his second on 39 minutes, but Gerald Sibon replied on 58 minutes to draw PSV level again.
Hesselink fired PSV in front for the first time on 62 minutes and completed his hat trick 11 minutes later.
American international DaMarcus Beasley wrapped up the win with the fifth 15 minutes from time.
NAC Breda made a winning start to their campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Utrecht.
Sandro Calabro fired Utrecht in front after just five minutes, but the lead lasted less than a minute as Orlando Engelaar levelled matters.
Dave van den Bergh gave the visitors the lead again four minutes before the break only for Ali Boussaboun grabbed an equaliser on 63 minutes.
Anouar Diba grabbed the winner for Breda ten minutes from time to send Utrecht tumbling to defeat.
NEC Nijmegen got the ball rolling with a 2-0 win over Willem II.
Said Boutahar sent the hosts on their way with the opener after just eight minutes and Romano Denneboom made sure of the win with the second on 20 minutes.
Heerenveen earned a 1-1 draw at AZ Alkmaar.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's 77th minute goal secured a point for Heerenveen to cancel out Stein Huysegems 11th minute opener for AZ.
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