Ajax failed to put their off-field problems behind them as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by NAC Breda in the Eredivisie.
Ajax legend Johan Cruyff on Thursday hit out at the decision of the club's other board members to appoint Louis van Gaal as the club's new general director behind his back.
The players tried to put the club's internal problems behind them and took the lead after 35 minutes through Miralem Sulejmani.
When substitute Derek Boerriger doubled the lead after 83 minutes the home side looked on course for all three points.
But two goals in the last five minutes through Santi Kolk and Robbert Schilder earned visitors NAC a point.
Title-chasing FC Twente were denied all three points at the death as Lerin Duarte's last-gasp goal earned Heracles Almelo a point.
Going into the game in second place and six points behind leaders AZ Alkmaar, the visitors looked set to close that gap through Peter Wisgerhof's opener.
But Duarte had other ideas, leaving it late to halt his side's two-game losing streak.
Georgino Wijnaldum struck two second-half goals to earn PSV Eindhoven a 3-1 away victory over struggling De Graafschap.
PSV had seen an early lead given to them by Tim Matavz wiped out by Soufian El Hassnaoui's 22nd-minute equaliser but Wijnaldum's double after the break earned the visitors the victory and lifted them into second, three points behind AZ
Gerald Sibon scored with 14 minutes to go as Heerenveen came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to RKC Waalwijk.
Sibon had come on as a substitute eight minutes prior to his goal which earned his side a share of the spoils.
Geoffrey Castillion had given the visitors the lead just 12 minutes into the game and looked to have secured them all three points until Sibon's late intervention.
Roda JC ended their three game winless run against NEC Nijmegen by winning 2-1 at De Goffert.
Sanharib Malki scored the opening goal in the 53rd minute before Wiljan Pluim added the second.
Melvin Platje pulled back what turned out be a consolation goal for NEC in the 76th minute.