Dutch Eredivisie

Den Haag on the brink of Europe

May 26, 2011
Jens Toornstra's hat-trick helped put ADO Den Haag on the brink of a place in Europe with a 5-1 win over Groningen in the first leg of their play-off final.

The Hague-based club were almost relegated from the Eredivisie 12 months ago, but now they are almost certain to qualify for Europe for only the second time in their history thanks to Toornstra's fireworks, as well as goals from Lex Immers and Ramon Leeuwin.

The only blot was an away goal for Groningen, bagged by Jonas Ivens ...

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