The Dutch Football Association announced Monday that the remaining 35 minutes of the summit of Ajax Amsterdam and visitors Feyenoord in the sixth round of the domestic league, which was suspended on Sunday due to mass riots and clashes with police, will be completed without spectators.

The Dutch federation said it was guided by the principle that in such cases "it is preferable that the match be decided on the pitch. After that, the game must resume as soon as possible."

Ajax trailed 3-55 after <> minutes, as their arch-rivals from Rotterdam insulted them in front of their fans, and settled the score in the first half by scoring all three goals.

Some Ajax fans threw fireworks at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Amsterdam.

Ajax fans threw fireworks at Johan Cruyff Stadium because of their discontent with the team (French)

The match was suspended twice before referee Serdar Gozupiuk decided to stop it permanently.

Violence continued outside the stadium, with angry Ajax fans smashing the main door of the stadium and fighting teargas police to disperse fans.

No sooner had the smoke cleared from the pitch after the firecrackers thrown by the crowd, the club issued a shocking statement sacking the club's director of football, Sven Mislintat, "with immediate effect".

The Dutch press has reported heavily on a power struggle at the club.

Mislintat was said to have stormed the training ground as the players prepared for the Feyenoord game, calling it "decisive" and that coach Maurice Stein, who is under criticism, risks being sacked if Ajax lose the Clásiker.

In the end, Mycelentat himself lost his job, but there is also a lot of pressure on Stein to change things.

Ajax are currently in the midst of a sporting crisis. Prior to the match against Feyenoord, the most decorated club in the Netherlands had just 5 points from 4 games and are in 13th place, while Feyenoord have 11 points from 5 games, and are fourth in the table.