“The new measures announced also affect football. As it is still uncertain how the matches will be played, because of this Ajax decided to stop selling tickets”, wrote the Dutch club on its official website.

The partial lockdown in The Netherlands was decreed for a period of three weeks and, if not renewed, will not be in force on 7 December, the date of the visit of the Portuguese champions to Amsterdam for the sixth and final round of group C of the Champions League.

The Dutch team, who in the first round won 5-1 in Alvalade, explained that the sale of tickets for the game against Sporting “can be resumed as soon as more details are known about the lockdown measures".

“If the match is played without an audience, the ticket holders will be refunded”, clarified the club, which has suspended the sale of tickets for matches over the next three weeks.