Groningen moved into sixth position in De Eredivisie courtesy of a 1-0 win over Heracles Almelo on Friday night.
Ron Jans's side ended a run of four successive defeats with the much-needed victory at the Polman Stadion.
Goran Lovre was the match-winner for Groningen, as he struck after 62 minutes to claim all three points for the visiting side.
The defeat means Heracles remain just two points above the relegation zone after a run of five games without a win.
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Heracles Almelo 0-1 Groningen