Ajax and Feyenoord game seems to get another day at Eredivisie as the unfinished game is set to be completed on Wednesday, amidst calls of Ajax rejecting Netherlands’ Football Association request to complete the game within this week. The match will be completed without fans, as they were instrumental in calling off the game last weekend, owing to Ajax trailing 0-3 to defending champions Feyenoord.
The high-octane De Klassieker
Derbies are always a subject of high-intensity fixtures. With both participating teams in fray for a victory, with edging past the opponents at the back of their mind to a reputation being at stake, derbies never fail to deliver their promises. Be it Manchester derby, Madrid derby or De Klassieker in Netherlands, high intensity clashes like this are always mouth-watering. After a weekend which saw several top derbies, for instance, Madrid derby, North London derby which saw a perfect establishment of the reigning team’s worth and mettle, there was a similar classic going on at Netherlands which received unfathomable attention, not for good reasons. De Klassieker is a game contested between two of the top teams in Netherlands, which involves the most successful team in Dutch football history, Ajax and defending champions Feyenoord. Among all matches between these two top tier teams, Ajax have won 32 games, in comparison to Feyenoord’s 9 wins.
Ajax has endured a tough start to their season, after last season, when they had finished on a disappointing third place, and has seen the downward spiral since their favorite manager Erik Ten Hag had parted ways to ply his trade with the Red Devils, in Manchester United. This season, Maurice Steijn-managed side stand on a tormenting 14th position, as for a side which has won 36 Eredivisie titles, being on a spot below 5 is ominous. They have managed to gather 5 points in 4 games, winning one and drawing two games. In the Derby, Ajax was trailing 0-3 at home, as a consequence of which, the home fans had frustratingly threw flares at the pitch, compelling match officials to abandon the game.
A tough outing on the fray
Ajax, who was trailing the game by 0-3, would have been flabbergasted by the behavior of fans. Although the supporters have every right to get frustrated at their home club, but Steijn led club needs to bolster their squad ahead of the important games which are coming this year. They were on the brink of a horrific defeat against their arch rivals, before the match was halted twice due to inappropriate gestures by fans, which hindered the progress in the game.
Due to the chaos amidst the game, Ajax board has parted ways with Director of Football Sven Mislintat. They were about to fire head coach Steijn too, but had decided to go for the German director, with positive approach at the back of the mind, in upcoming fixtures. Although it was reported that Ajax has declined KNVB’s offers and calls to reschedule the match on Wednesday, according to latest reports, it is heard that Ajax would proceed with the game on September 27. It was previously rumored that they would postpone the game till early November.