Feyenoord clinch title, Ajax match abandoned

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Feyenoord clinched their first Dutch football title since 2017 with a 3-0 victory over Deventer but the game between Groningen and Ajax was abandoned after fans threw smoke bombs onto the pitch on two occasions.

Feyenoord won the Eredivisie for the 16th time on Sunday with two games to spare, setting off huge celebrations in the stadium and the city.

They can no longer be caught by second-placed PSV Eindhoven

The match in Groningen was halted after seven minutes when smoke bombs were thrown onto the pitch from a stand full of Groningen fans.

Play resumed after 15 minutes but only lasted two more minutes until more smoke bombs were thrown, which brought the game to an early end.

Referee Jeroen Manschot and Groningen officials were quoted by broadcasters ESPN as saying there had been signals before the game that there could be trouble.

The game came a week after Groningen's relegation to the second division was confirmed.

The club now face sanctions over Sunday's incidents.

Ajax slipped to fourth place, with three matches to play.