The traditional curtain-raiser of the Dutch football season got off to a lightning start in the Johan Cruijff Arena on a hot Saturday evening with Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg opening the score-sheet within just one minute. The 2012 Johan Cruijff Schaal was held on 5 August 2012 at the Amsterdam ArenA. The Amsterdam side succeed Feyenoord Rotterdam, who won the trophy last year. For several years this match was named after Johan but from 2017 on it will be more visible, with a stronger link to what Johan has meant to Dutch football. The venue for the curtain raiser was the Amsterdam ArenA. PSV won 4–2 in the Amsterdam ArenA in front of 50,000 fans. The annual match between the Dutch National Champion and the Dutch Cup Winner has a new logo. Every football season in the Netherlands traditionally opens in style with the Johan Cruyff Shield, a match between the winners of the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) and the Eredivisie champions.

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The winner is decided in one match only, played by the winner of the national football league (the Eredivisie) and the winner of the national KNVB Cup. The match was between 2011–12 KNVB Cup winners PSV and the 2011–12 Eredivisie winners Ajax . Ajax beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 to lift the first prize of the season, the Johan Cruyff Shield. Johan Cruyff Shield. Johan Cruyff Shield.

The Johan Cruyff Shield (Dutch: Johan Cruijff Schaal) is a football trophy in the Netherlands named after the Dutch football player Johan Cruyff, also often referred to as the Dutch Super Cup. Since 2017, the match has been played in the champions' stadium.