[QODLink]
In Pictures
In Pictures: Dutch Cup final fireworks
PEC Zwolle's sensational 5-1 upset triumph over hot favourites Ajax is stopped twice due to fan trouble and flares.
Last updated: 21 Apr 2014 09:19
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

PEC Zwolle came back from conceding an early goal to secure a sensational 5-1 upset triumph over hot favourites Ajax Amsterdam in a drama-filled Dutch Cup final in Rotterdam which was twice halted after fans threw a fireworks on to the pitch.

Ryan Thomas and Guyon Fernandez scored twice each in a shock first-ever trophy win for the provincial side, denying Ajax the chance of doing the league and cup double.

The game was stopped just after the start for an half hour as fireworks and smoke bombs damaged the pitch and set an
advertising board alight.

Police said 19 people were arrested before the kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour.


/Getty Images

There was an electric atmostphere before the game at the Kuip stadium in Rotterdam with both sides' fans turning up in force.



/Getty Images

The match was the first time Ajax fans have been at the Kuip stadium in five years. They have been banned from away matches against Rotterdam club Feyenoord because of crowd trouble.



/Getty Images

Ricardo van Rhijn put Dutch champions Ajax into a third-minute lead, but moments later the game was suspended with fireworks and smoke bombs damaging the pitch and setting an advertising sign on fire.



/Getty Images

The game was stopped for a much longer second time, after more objects were thrown on to the pitch by Ajax fans.



/AFP

The players were taken off the pitch and Ajax coach Frank de Boer and former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now the club's chief marketing officer, both pleaded with fans to stop.



/Getty Images

Police said 19 people were arrested before kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour, but it did not stop an avalanche of projectiles being thrown on to the field.



/Getty Images

Teenager Ryan Thomas's second goal put PEC Zwolle 2-1 ahead and sent their fans into party mode.



/Getty Images

At the final whistle there was a mixture of joy and disbelief for the PEC Zwolle fans who were the heavy underdogs coming into the match.



/AFP

It is the first major trophy in the history of Zwolle, who were only promoted from the second tier in 2012.



/Getty Images

Nicolai Boilesen is left distraught after pre-match favourites Ajax are soundly beaten.




Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
images:
/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205834283668_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205834861418_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205833611344_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205835596202_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205835861398_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205836205563_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205835236777_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205837143735_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205837565711_8.jpg;*;/mritems/images/2014/4/20/2014420205837940983_8.jpg
captions:

There was an electric atmostphere before the game at the Kuip stadium in Rotterdam with both sides(***) fans turning up in force.

;*;

The match was the first time Ajax fans have been at the Kuip stadium in five years. They have been banned from away matches against Rotterdam club Feyenoord because of crowd trouble.

;*;

Ricardo van Rhijn put Dutch champions Ajax into a third-minute lead, but moments later the game was suspended with fireworks and smoke bombs damaging the pitch and setting an advertising sign on fire.

;*;

The game was stopped for a much longer second time, after more objects were thrown on to the pitch by Ajax fans.

;*;

The players were taken off the pitch and Ajax coach Frank de Boer and former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now the club(***)s chief marketing officer, both pleaded with fans to stop.

;*;

Police said 19 people were arrested before kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour, but it did not stop an avalanche of projectiles being thrown on to the field.

;*;

Teenager Ryan Thomas(***)s second goal put PEC Zwolle 2-1 ahead and sent their fans into party mode.

;*;

At the final whistle there was a mixture of joy and disbelief for the PEC Zwolle fans who were the heavy underdogs coming into the match.

;*;

It is the first major trophy in the history of Zwolle, who were only promoted from the second tier in 2012.

;*;

Nicolai Boilesen is left distraught after pre-match favourites Ajax are soundly beaten.

Daylife ID:
4ba0d699cd5422c016db5c711f3534f9
Photographer:
;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;;*;
Image Source:
Getty Images;*;Getty Images;*;Getty Images;*;Getty Images;*;AFP;*;Getty Images;*;Getty Images;*;Getty Images;*;AFP;*;Getty Images;*;Getty Images
Gallery Source:
Daylife
Daylife Raw Data:
Dutch Cup final: Fireworks hold up PEC Zwolle win over AjaxPEC Zwolle came back from conceding an early goal to secure a sensational 5-1 upset triumph over hot favourites Ajax Amsterdam in a drama-filled Dutch Cup final in Rotterdam which was twice halted after fans threw a fireworks on to the pitch. Ryan Thomas and Guyon Fernandez scored twice each in a shock first-ever trophy win for the provincial side, denying Ajax the chance of doing the league and cup double. The game was stopped just after the start for an half hour as fireworks and smoke bombs damaged the pitch and set an advertising board alight. Police said 19 people were arrested before the kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajaxen-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:51:07 GMTDutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/d23ec991b1b1cbaa933fe9937f2f7b61

Ricardo van Rhijn put Dutch champions Ajax into a third-minute lead, but moments later the game was suspended with fireworks and smoke bombs damaging the pitch and setting an advertising sign on fire

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/d23ec991b1b1cbaa933fe9937f2f7b61Getty ImagesDutch Cup Final

Ricardo van Rhijn put Dutch champions Ajax into a third-minute lead, but moments later the game was suspended with fireworks and smoke bombs damaging the pitch and setting an advertising sign on fire

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/402a22881f87be58e9873e550fb8fbb4

There was an electric atmostphere with plenty of fans from both sides before the game at the Kuip stadium in Rotterdam

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/402a22881f87be58e9873e550fb8fbb4Getty ImagesDutch Cup Final

There was an electric atmostphere with plenty of fans from both sides before the game at the Kuip stadium in Rotterdam

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/248aca86ccc484bf6edd90f7b153972f

The match was the first time Ajax fans have been at the Kuip stadium in five years. They have been banned from away matches against Rotterdam club Feyenoord because of crowd trouble

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/248aca86ccc484bf6edd90f7b153972fGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

The match was the first time Ajax fans have been at the Kuip stadium in five years. They have been banned from away matches against Rotterdam club Feyenoord because of crowd trouble

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/61564aee1911c08fdccf5d832985091f

Ryan Thomas of PEC Zwolle is mobbed by his teammates after scoring his second goal of the match

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/61564aee1911c08fdccf5d832985091fGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

Ryan Thomas of PEC Zwolle is mobbed by his teammates after scoring his second goal of the match

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/11d816878f2d146454f5ab74287da4a3

The game was stopped for a much longer second time, after more objects were thrown on to the pitch by Ajax fans

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/11d816878f2d146454f5ab74287da4a3AFPDutch Cup Final

The game was stopped for a much longer second time, after more objects were thrown on to the pitch by Ajax fans

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/e1f06a5a94b102be5837c72d39a2e06d

The players were taken off the pitch and Ajax coach Frank de Boer and former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now the club's chief marketing officer, both pleaded with fans to stop

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/e1f06a5a94b102be5837c72d39a2e06dGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

The players were taken off the pitch and Ajax coach Frank de Boer and former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now the club's chief marketing officer, both pleaded with fans to stop

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/f626244042d2a4c438b42bda15e6adfc

Police said 19 people were arrested before kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour, but it did not stop an avalanche of projectiles being thrown on to the field

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/f626244042d2a4c438b42bda15e6adfcGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

Police said 19 people were arrested before kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour, but it did not stop an avalanche of projectiles being thrown on to the field

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/61564aee1911c08fdccf5d832985091f

Ryan Thomas of PEC Zwolle is mobbed by his teammates after scoring his second goal of the match

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/61564aee1911c08fdccf5d832985091fGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

Ryan Thomas of PEC Zwolle is mobbed by his teammates after scoring his second goal of the match

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/17409bcaf55c92c5c3a580aaf51f9426

There was a mixture of joy and disbelief for the PEC Zwolle fans who were the heavy underdogs coming into the match

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/17409bcaf55c92c5c3a580aaf51f9426AFPDutch Cup Final

There was a mixture of joy and disbelief for the PEC Zwolle fans who were the heavy underdogs coming into the match

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/a5575295e686c4be8c48c6fc6925eede

It is the first major trophy in the history of Zwolle, who were only promoted from the second tier in 2012

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/a5575295e686c4be8c48c6fc6925eedeGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

It is the first major trophy in the history of Zwolle, who were only promoted from the second tier in 2012

Dutch Cup Finalhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/2a8411624bca69cd047b31c86543f52f

Nicolai Boilesen is left distraught after pre-match favourites Ajax are soundly beaten

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Dutch_Cup_final%3A_Fireworks_hold_up_PEC_Zwolle_win_over_Ajax/slideshow/dutch-cup-final/2a8411624bca69cd047b31c86543f52fGetty ImagesDutch Cup Final

Nicolai Boilesen is left distraught after pre-match favourites Ajax are soundly beaten



Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.