AMSTERDAM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Feyenoord beat NEC Nijmegen 3-0 on Sunday to move up to second level on points with leaders AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch first division.
Salomon Kalou opened the scoring for Feyenoord after 35 minutes from a pass by Dutch international Dirk Kuijt, who set up Sebastian Pardo and Romeo Castelen in the second half for the other two goals.
Alkmaar are top on goal difference with the maximum 12 points from four matches following their 7-0 thrashing of RBC Roosendaal including a Shota Arveladze hat-trick on Saturday. RKC Waalwijk beat Roda JC Kerkrade 2-0 on Friday and are third, also on 12 points.
Fourth-placed champions PSV Eindhoven, who beat Utrecht 1-0 on Saturday, have 10 points together with surprise promoted team Heracles Almelo, who beat Heerenveen 2-1.
Ajax Amsterdam climbed to sixth on six points with a game in hand after a 2-0 win at Willem II Tilburg on Saturday.
NAC Breda scored three goals in the first 21 minutes, with Mike Zonneveld, Arne Slot and David Mendes da Silva on target, to settle their home match against ADO Den Haag which ended in a 4-1 victory.
Maceo Rigters hit the fourth on 76 minutes, while Jean Paul Saeijs gave the visitors some consolation from the penalty spot. five minutes from time.
Jason Oost converted a 42nd-minute penalty to hand Sparta Rotterdam their second win at Groningen.
Vitesse Arnhem recovered from a poor start with only one point from three matches to take all three points in a 1-0 win at Twente Enschede with Matthew Amoah on target in the final minute.