Kung-fu 'keeper tie to be replayed


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The abandoned Dutch Cup tie between Ajax Amsterdam and AZ Alkmaar will be replayed on 19 January behind closed doors.

The 20 December match was halted after 38 minutes when an Ajax fan ran on to the pitch and attacked Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban, who picked up a red card from referee Bas Nijhuis for his violent retaliation against the supporter.

Alkmaar's coach, Gert Jan Verbeek, immediately ordered his players back to the dressing room and the team refused to continue the match, saying they feared for their safety.