Select a Team

Dutch Eredivisie

Euroborg (ATT 21,000) 27th April 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: B Kuipers

Groningen Groningen vs De Graafschap De G'fschp

Groningen 1

M Jones (33)

ft

De G'fschp 1

A Jansen (69)

Groningen held by De Graafschap

De Graafschap dash hosts' faint Europa League hopes

Last Updated: 27/04/12 9:48pm

  • Share:
Matias Jones: Scored opener before Groningen were pegged back by visitors

Matias Jones: Scored opener before Groningen were pegged back by visitors

FC Groningen were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly De Graafschap at Euroborg on Friday evening to extinguish their slim hopes of a UEFA Europa League play-off spot.

Matias Jones gave the home side a 33rd-minute lead but De Graafschap levelled through Anco Jansen's goal with just over 20 minutes to go.

Groningen are now eight points adrift of eighth-placed Roda JC in the final European play-off position with only two games left of their season, while De Graafschap are now two points above bottom side Excelsior, with the Rotterdam club having played one game less.

The hosts fashioned the first chance in the 12th minute when Lorenzo Burnet broke clear and crossed for David Texeira, whose shot was gathered by De Graafschap goalkeeper Yves de Winter.

Michael de Leeuw fired over a chance for the visitors soon afterwards after good build-up play from Soufian El Hassnaoui and Rydell Poepon and at the other end Petter Andersson's attempt was held by De Winter after 30 minutes.

The breakthrough was soon to come for Groningen, looking to end a run of four straight defeats, and it came from Uruguayan forward Jones.

Chance

Dusan Tadic crossed from the left and Jones drilled a low shot beyond De Winter.

Five minutes later De Winter had to be on his guard to keep out an attempted lob by Nicklas Pedersen, before De Leeuw fired wide after being gifted possession by Leandro Bacuna.

Groningen came out on the offensive and De Winter was called on again to parry a Texeira effort after he had breached the offside trap, and El Hassnaoui fired a free-kick over the top for De Graafschap.

The visitors equalised as Jansen cut in from the left and drilled a superb angled shot high into the top right-hand corner to give Luciano in the Groningen goal no chance.

Tadic had a chance to win it for Groningen in the first minute of injury time but his 25-yard strike flew off-target.

  • Share:

Matches

Tables

Dutch Eredivisie Europa League Play-offs Round 1

Dutch Eredivisie
Pos Team P Pts
1 AZ Alkmaar 0 0
2 Groningen 0 0
3 Heerenveen 0 0
4 Vitesse Arnhem 0 0

Dutch Eredivisie

Dutch Eredivisie
Pos Team P Pts
1 PSV Eindhoven 28 70
2 Ajax 28 62
3 Feyenoord 28 54
4 AZ Alkmaar 28 50
5 Vitesse Arnhem 28 47
6 Heerenveen 28 44
7 PEC Zwolle 28 43
8 Willem II 28 38
9 FC Twente 28 37
10 Cambuur Leeuwarden 28 36
11 Groningen 28 35
12 FC Utrecht 28 32
13 Excelsior 28 30
14 ADO Den Haag 28 28
15 Heracles Almelo 28 25
16 NAC Breda 28 25
17 Go Ahead Eagles 28 23
18 FC Dordrecht 28 15

Dutch Eredivisie UEFA Cup Play-offs Round 2

Dutch Eredivisie
Pos Team P Pts
1 FC Utrecht 0 0
2 Roda JC Kerk 0 0

Related