The KNVB Ajax-PEC Zwolle from Saturday 2 to Wednesday, march 13, moved to the Amsterdam club have the opportunity to optimally prepare for the Champions League duel with Real Madrid on 5 march. Ajax ” competitor PSV and PEC signs of objection against the decision.
The new time of Ajax-PEC Zwolle, which is now on a Champions League night is played, it is 18: 30 hours. The kick-off of Excelsior-PSV on 2 march, is brought forward from 20.45 to 19.45.
“In the interest of the Dutch football we have prior to this season with all the clubs agreed to as much as possible to take account of the European obligations of the Dutch clubs,” says manager competitiezaken Jan Bluyssen on the site of the KNVB.
“Ajax is this season still the only club on behalf of the Dutch football points for the coëfficiëntenlijst of the UEFA can retrieve it, so we keep as agreed in mind. We realize that the starting time of 18.30 on a weekday is unfavorable for the supporters of PEC Zwolle. But because it’s a Champions League night is, unfortunately, no different.”
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PSV makes an objection against the decision
Leader PSV eindhoven, who are four points ahead of Ajax, see the decision of the KNVB as competitievervalsing and has filed objections. “It is in this phase of the competition irresponsible to do something like that. It also goes against agreements made between the KNVB and the clubs in”, says a spokesperson against NU.nl.
“Recently have all involved parties together to the table, sat down to appointments for next season. When by the lord Bluyssen not a word is said about Ajax-PEC Zwolle.”
Also in the ACADEMY, that by the shift of three games in eight days to play, there is a misunderstanding. “The KNVB is hiding behind the public interest, but that is a one-sided interpretation thereof,” says technical director Gerard Nijkamp against the AD.
“It is important that the competition neatly expires. This goes to all the clubs, from PEC to Willem II, Excelsior. We know this since a day or ten and about since then, in conversation. That they are here now to come out has us very surprised.”
KNVB moved earlier matches
It is not the first time this season that the KNVB matches moved with the eye on the European program. For the same reason in October in consultation with the clubs already inserted with duels of Ajax and PSV.
Real Madrid-Ajax is the return in the eighth finals of the Champions League. The Amsterdammers are on 5 march in Spain for the heavy job to the 1-2 loss from the heenwedstrijd.
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