Last Sunday’s De Klassieker between Ajax and Feyenoord is set to resume on Wednesday afternoon behind closed doors after the match was abandoned after 56 minutes, the Dutch FA has confirmed.
Feyenoord led 3-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena before the match was stopped by referee Serdar Gozubuyuk as home fans threw fireworks and flares onto the pitch.
De Klassieker set to re-commence three days later
The match will re-commence with Feyenoord 3-0 up at 14:00 CET local time, at the time the game was initially stopped, with no supporters present.
A high-risk fixture in the Netherlands due to crowd trouble over many years, away team Feyenoord were not allowed to bring any supporters to the match on Sunday.
However, that did not dispel the trouble, with Ajax fans turning against their own club in protest of the poor performance of their side on the pitch. Trouble continued after the game was called off with police using tear gas on fans outside the stadium.
Despite threatening legal action at the decision to re-commence the fixture, Ajax have now doubled down on their initial statement.
The match between the two most fierce rivals in the Netherlands had already been paused twice before it was eventually postponed.
The fixture means that Ajax’s home match against Volendam on Wednesday has now been postponed.
New Ajax head coach Maurice Steijn called it a “jet black day for the club” whilst Director of Football Sven Mislintat has now been sacked in the aftermath of the match on Sunday.