Feyenoord were at last able to complete their rout of arch-rivals Ajax on Wednesday, as the Eredivisie clash resumed four days after being called off due to fan disruption in the Dutch capital.
Feyenoord were 3-0 up at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday when the game was abandoned in the 56th minute as home fans threw flares and fireworks on to the pitch.
However, despite four days passing in between, Santiago Gimenez was quick to complete his hat-trick on Wednesday within minutes of the restart, having scored twice four days earlier, Igor Paixao netting the other goal in the game.
As a result of the disruption in the opening 55 minutes of the tie, the second part of the game was played behind closed doors to prevent further delays.
Both sets of players were led off the field by the referee, but police had to take action when furious Ajax fans tried to storm the stadium after the game had been abandoned.
Having seen out the win, Feyenoord move up to third in the Dutch top-flight, just a point behind early leaders PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar.
Meanwhile the record winners are sat in 14th spot with just a single win after a dire start to the 2023-24 campaign, having lost their title to Feyenoord last term.
Ajax were firmly of the opinion that the earliest the Feyenoord match should be resumed is during the first week of November, and were quick to voice their opinions with Dutch Cup clashes adding to the fixture congestion.
A club statement read: 'The competition and cup programme is now being adjusted by the KNVB for four clubs due to the completion of an abandoned match. Not only the clubs, but also the supporters are victims of this.'
The KNVB released their own statement saying the abandoned Eredivisie game had to be completedRead on m.allfootballapp.com