RKC upset PSV in Eredivisie
PSV Eindhoven were left stunned in their Eredivisie opener after Rodney Sneijder's brace inspired 10-man RKC Waalwijk to a 3-2 victory.
They took the lead after Jeremain Lens burst through on goal and struck past Jeroen Zoet in the eighth minute but RKC hit back after Wilfred Bouma put into his own net from Florian Jozefzoon's left-wing cross four minutes later.
Sneijder put RKC ahead in the 40th minute when he fired past Przemyslaw Tyton after Florian Jozefzoon's initial shot had been blocked and the brother of Inter Milan and Holland midfielder Wesley doubled his tally eight minutes after the interval with a powerful strike from just inside the area.
Tim Matavz headed home from Memphis Depay's pass to narrow the deficit and, although Guy Ramos was sent off for two yellow cards picked up in the space of a minute, RKC held on.
Bryan Linssen rescued a point for VVV-Venlo as they opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Heracles Almelo.
Brazil international Everton got hosts Heracles off to the perfect start when he fired home after being picked out in the area by Lerin Duarte in the 14th minute.
Guus Joppen had to clear off the line to keep the deficit to just one goal and it proved crucial as Linssen sensationally lobbed Remko Pasveer a minute before the interval.
Ten-man Roda JC Kerkrade also had to battle back from a goal down as they too began their season with a 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted PEC Zwolle.
Joost Broerse put the visitors in front, heading home from Bart van Hintum's corner in the seventh minute.
But Syria striker Sanharib Malki dashed their hopes of victory by converting from Mitchell Donald's pass into the box in the 58th minute. The provider was then dismissed for a second bookable offence following a tackle from behind.