The Eredivisie clash between Ajax and Feyenoord has finally concluded three days after it began on Sunday.
The match was initially abandoned in the 56th minute after Ajax fans continued to throw flares and fireworks onto the pitch in anger at their team’s display, endangering the safety of the players.
Ajax a club in chaos
At that stage, Feyenoord were leading 3-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena, thanks in large to a brace from in-form Mexican striker Santiago Gimenez who has improved on a fine first season for the Dutch champions last term.
And three minutes after the match resumed on Wednesday afternoon behind closed doors, Gimenez completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0 for the away side in the most unusual of De Klassieker’s.
Giminez’s hattrick goal was extraordinarily his ninth in just six league matches this season.
The fourth goal rubs salt into Ajax’s already very painful wound after Director of Football Sven Mislintat was dismissed by the club on Sunday and heaps significant pressure on new head coach Maurice Steijn with the club in complete disarray, just two points above the relegation zone after five matches played.