AJAX Amsterdam had the best possible preparation for Wednesday's European Cup semi-final second leg against Juventus when they whipped NEC Nijmegen 5-0 in the Dutch First Division. It was a better dress rehearsal than coach Louis van Gaal could have hoped for after Ajax's 2-1 first-leg loss to Juventus and a 2-0 defeat by PSV eight days ago. 'It was a fabulous result with superb goals,' said Van Gaal. Winston Bogarde, who hurt his ankle shortly before half-time, opened the scoring after just 35 seconds when he headed home a Ronald de Boer cross. Twenty minutes later Dani took advantage of a defensive error to make it 2-0. In the 41st minute Bogarde scored his second, leaving the NEC defenders helpless after a 40-metre pass from Frank de Boer. In the second half Ronald de Boer shot home from close range and Kiki Musampa made it 5-0 in the 68th minute. Despite the victory Ajax remained in fourth spot overall, trailing league leaders PSV by 11 points with six games to go. A shot three minutes before the half by Nigerian striker Jonathan Akpoborie dealt Borussia Monchengladbach's UEFA Cup hopes a setback in the German Bundesliga. Akpoborie's score gave Hansa Rostock a 1-0 win over Monchengladbach, who fell five points out of fifth place and the final UEFA Cup berth awarded the Bundesliga. Rudi Istenic equalised for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 64th minute to give his relegation-threatened team a 1-1 draw against MSV Duisburg. Marcus Marin had scored the go-ahead goal.