FC Groningen was unable to finish a robust first half of the season in fashion. The workforce of coach Danny Buijs misplaced 0-1 at house in opposition to Heracles Almelo, which registered its second victory in a row. A golden change made the distinction.
As anticipated, FC Groningen took the initiative within the water ballet within the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium, however that didn’t yield a lot spectacle. Heracles goalkeeper Janis Blaswich solely needed to intervene twice after slightly below twenty minutes. Ahmed El Messaoudi and Mohamed El Hankouri had been unable to outwit him. Moreover, the tempo was sluggish and never a lot occurred. Referee Allard Lindhout additionally appeared to assume so, as he whistled after 44 minutes and 52 seconds earlier than half-time.
The sport did not get significantly better within the second half, and the moist area did not assist both. Buijs tried to show the tide with a variety of modifications, however colleague Frank Wormuth had higher luck. The German introduced Adrián Szoke within the area fifteen minutes earlier than the top and three minutes later it was already hit. The Serb escaped the eye of Groningen after a by way of go from Rai Vloet. He outwitted goalkeeper Sergio Padt with a refined lob.
For instance, the one probability of the second half was instantly hit. Heracles appears to have began on the rise, after sc Heerenveen was already crushed final weekend. For Groningen, it was the primary loss since November 1.