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 draws 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
Eredivisie-leading PSV eindhoven, who are four points ahead of Ajax, see the decision of the KNVB as competitievervalsing and has already filed objections.
“It is in this phase of the competition irresponsible to do something like that. It also goes against the agreements made between the KNVB and the clubs in”, says a spokesperson of PSV 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.”
Reportedly, PEC, by the shift of three games in eight days to play, also filed objections. The club is not yet accessible for comment.
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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