Amsterdam authorities moved the match of 1/2 final of the Europa League for the day ahead
Ajax – Lyon
At the request of the mayor of Amsterdam, the match of 1/2 final of the Europa League between local “Ajax” and the French “lion” will take place on 4 may.
Has been drawn in the semi-finals of the Europa League AFC Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais (second pair is made up of MYU and “Celta”). Originally the game in the Netherlands between them was scheduled for Thursday, 4th of may. However, at the request of the mayor of Amsterdam van der Ebehard Lana, the game will take place a day early, reports at5.nl.
The results of the draw 1/2 the Europa League
The reason was that on 4 may, the Netherlands celebrates the Day of remembrance is a day of remembrance of the fallen in various military conflicts. Moreover, the official ceremony takes place on Dam square in Amsterdam.
The “Ajax” are not the best memories with Lyon . In 2011, the Amsterdam players were close to the exit in the playoffs of the Champions League, but in last round lost against real Madrid 0:3, and Lyon beat Dinamo Zagreb 7:1 and then passed on.