Ajax 2 unofficial champions

In their last match of the season Ajax 2 defeated PSV 2 in Eindhoven on Monday to secure the national title in the league for reserve teams. The shield, however, was not presented to the team of coaches John van 't Schip and Marco van Basten as Ajax await the ruling of the disciplinary committee of the Dutch Football Association, in the case of the outbreak of violence that started in Young Ajax's home match against Young Feyenoord.

After a scoreless first half the home side took the lead. Van 't Schip and Van Basten brought on juniors Urby Emanuelson and Stanley Aboraa, and both youngsters scored a goal to turn around the match in Ajax's favour: 1-2.

There were flowers, there was champagne, but no championship shield after the final whistle. The footbal association does not rule until Thursday 13 May. But it did not stop the team of celebrating that they were the best in their league this season.