Kluivert hits hat-trick for Ajax


Photo: BBC/Rex Features

Photo: BBC/Rex Features

Justin Kluivert, the son of former Netherlands and Barcelona striker Patrick, scored a hat-trick as Ajax regained second spot in the Eredivisie.

The 18-year-old scored his first goal just before half-time to bring the Amsterdam side level after Christian Kum had given the visitors the lead, BBC reports.

His second came on the hour and he completed his hat-trick on 85 minutes.

Kluivert Sr played for both Ajax and PSV Eindhoven but never scored a league hat-trick in the Netherlands.

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Kasper Dolberg and Donny van de Beek were also on the scoresheet for Ajax, who moved back above AZ Alkmaar on goal difference.

PSV remain eight points clear at the top of the table after a 2-1 win at Excelsior.

A Jurgen Mattheij own goal and a strike from Hirving Lozano had the leaders in control at half-time though Ryan Koolwijk halved the deficit after 52 minutes.

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