AZ gave the dramatic start of the competition an appropriate follow-up on Thursday with a 3-1 defeat against FC Twente.

The Alkmaarders thus equal a negative club record.

The team of coach Pascal Jansen has lost four of the first five games of the season.

That only happened to the club in the 1986/1987 season.

It eventually resulted in fifteenth place in the final standings.

With only three points, AZ, which finished third last season and thus reached European football, currently occupies the penultimate place in the Eredivisie.

Only PEC does even worse with one meager point.

In the past transfer period, AZ saw many defining players leave with Calvin Stengs (OGC Nice), Myron Boadu (AS Monaco), Marco Bizot (Stade Brest), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) and Jonas Svensson (Demirspor) and the newcomers are struggling to fill that gap. to fill.

FC Twente has started the season well with ten points from six matches.

The team of trainer Ron Jans is sixth and was the only one to take points from leader Ajax (1-1).

Ricky van Wolfswinkel opened the score in Enschede after 31 seconds.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel opened the score in Enschede after 31 seconds.

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AZ already behind after 31 seconds

The match started for AZ in the worst way imaginable.

After 31 seconds Ricky van Wolfswinkel opened the score on behalf of FC Twente.

The striker, who would later be injured, scored on a pass from Michel Vlap.

A blunder by Timo Letschert led to the 2-0 in the seventeenth minute.

The experienced defender completely misjudged a deep ball and then slipped again, which Daan Rots gratefully took advantage of.

Five minutes later, Letschert was taken to the side by his trainer.

AZ came back into the game just before half-time with a hard shot from Jesper Karlsson into the short corner.

After the break, Vangelis Pavlidis thought he would score the equalizer, but the Greek saw his goal disallowed for offside.

In injury time, Dimitrios Limnios secured FC Twente's well-deserved victory.