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A fire erupts in the crowded Amsterdam Arena ahead of Ajax’s clash with Feyenoord, with thick black smoke seen in the stands

A fire broke out in the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday afternoon before Ajax’s game against Feyernoord.

The much-anticipated Netherlands clash featured disturbing scenes before kick-off when flares were lit at one end of the pitch.

The fire started behind one of the gates

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The fire started behind one of the gatesPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Black smoke rose from around the stadium

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Black smoke rose from around the stadiumPhoto credit: Getty
It appears some torches have caught a banner that has fueled the flame

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It appears some torches have caught a banner that has fueled the flamePhoto credit: Getty

When they went out, a fire followed – with The mirror reported that the torches appeared to catch a banner that fueled the flames.

Dense black smoke enveloped most of the fans behind the goal before the fire could finally be extinguished.

It is unclear whether anyone was injured.

The clash between ajax and Feyenoord – known as De Klassieker – has got off the ground.

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And it was a thrilling game that ended with reigning Eredivise champions Ajax taking all three points in a vibrant 3-2 win.

Erik ten Hag’s team was able to fight back from theirs Exit from the Champions League in the middle of the week They were eleven points clear of Feyenoord and maintained a two-point lead PSV at the top of the table.

But it was the visitors who broke the deadlock in the eighth minute through Luis Sinisterra.

The in-form Sebastien Haller equalized for Ajax midway through the first half.

Feyenoord then took the lead a second time before the half-hour as Guus Til restored his lead.

But former Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic equalized with 12 minutes remaining.

And eight minutes later, Antony decided the game as Ajax received a major boost in their hopes of retaining their Eredivisie title.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18012222/fire-amsterdam-arena-ajax-feyenoord-stands/ A fire erupts in the crowded Amsterdam Arena ahead of Ajax’s clash with Feyenoord, with thick black smoke seen in the stands

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