Dutch Cup: Holders Ajax cruise into last eight

January 24, 2007

AMSTERDAM, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Holders Ajax Amsterdam eased into the Dutch Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 rout of second division Haarlem on Wednesday.

Kenneth Perez (2), Leonardo and Ray Frankel (own goal) struck for the home team.

A last-gasp goal by Mike Zonneveld earned NAC Breda a 2-1 win at Twente Enschede.

Glen Salmon opened the scoring for NAC after 30 minutes before Sharbel Touma equalised from the penalty spot.

Sparta Rotterdam fought back twice before finally going out to an extra-time goal from Luwamo Garcia as they lost 3-2 at home to RKC Waalwijk.

Rick Kruys hit the only goal to earn Utrecht a 1-0 home victory over RBC Roosendaal.

On Tuesday, AZ Alkmaar and Willem II Tilburg registered respective wins over second division sides MVV Maastricht and Graafschap Doetinchem.