Four-goal Suarez fires Ajax past Roda

ROTTERDAM - Ajax Amsterdam striker Luis Suarez scored four second-half goals, including two penalties, in his side's 4-0 demolition of Roda JC Kerkrade in the Dutch league on Wednesday.

The Dutch championship's leading scorer took his league tally for the season to 22 as Ajax consolidated third place on 46 points.

Leaders PSV Eindhoven and Twente Enchede stayed level on 55 points after PSV beat Utrecht 2-1 and Twente overcame fifth-placed Heracles Almelo 2-0.

Ola Toivonen put PSV ahead after seven minutes when he netted from a cross from Balazs Dzsudzsak but Sander Keller replied with a header before the break.

Orlando Engelaar restored the lead for PSV on the hour with a long-range drive.

Costa Rican Bryan Ruiz opened the scoring for Twente against neighbours Heracles with a tight-angled shot minutes before the interval and Blaise Nkufo sealed victory midway through the second half.