The season’s first half came to a strange, sad end on Wednesday. The Ajax – AZ (1-0) cup match ended after 37 minutes when AZ coach Gertjan Verbeek pulled his team off the field after an incident. This incident occurred after a supporter ran onto the field and attacked AZ keeper Esteban. The keeper reacted by kicking back, and received a red card, in accordance with regulations. The KNVB must now decide what will be the outcome of this match.