• FT

    AZ Alkmaar

    1

    PSV

    1

  • FT

    FC Groningen

    3

    Sp Rotterdam

    1

  • FT

    FC Utrecht

    2

    Vitesse

    2

  • FT

    Feyenoord

    6

    Heerenveen

    2

  • FT

    NAC Breda

    0

    FC Twente

    2

  • FT

    NEC

    1

    Ajax

    4

  • FT

    RKC Waalwijk

    1

    VVV Venlo

    2

  • FT

    Roda JC

    3

    Willem II

    2

  • FT

    SC Heracles

    4

    ADO Den Haag

    2

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

Euroborg Stadion

Attendance: 22351

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FC Groningen

  • Koen Van de Laak 19'
  • Tim Matavz 46'
  • Fredrik Stenman 53'

3 - 1

FT

Sparta Rotterdam

  • Joshua John 69'

Groningen ready for play-offs

FC Groningen prepared for their Europa League play-offs with a victory as goals from Koen van de Laak, Tim Matavz and Thomas Enevoldsen sank Sparta Rotterdam.

Van de Laak's first-half header set the tone and Matavz made the game virtually safe with a solo effort from the second-half kick-off, Stenman quickly rounding off the win before Joshua John's consolation.

Sparta have the relegation play-offs to prepare for after finishing their campaign with back-to -back defeats and conceding six goals in the process.

Groningen threatened when Enevoldsen's early free-kick was not cleared and Matavz's chip dropped narrowly wide of the post.

Another Enevoldsen delivery, this time from a corner, was fired wide by Leandro Bacuna before Van de Laak broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, heading in Stenman's left-wing cross.

Sparta failed to threaten the hosts' goal in the remainder of the first period - and their misery was increased immediately after the break by Matavz's moment of magic.

Running directly from the restart, the striker burst through the defence into the penalty area and shot low past keeper Cor Varkevisser.

Just six minutes more had elapsed by the time the hosts scored their third. Enevoldsen was again the provider, though the goal owed much to defender Donovan Slijngard's howler as he failed to deal with the Dane's cross and Stenman tapped in from close range.

John cut the deficit in style 20 minutes from time, beating keeper Luciano da Silva with an instinctive lob, but it was no more than a minor blemish on an otherwise consummate display from the hosts.

Scoring Summary

  • FC Groningen
  • Sparta Rotterdam
(69') Joshua John

Match Stats

  • FC Groningen
  • Sparta Rotterdam
3(3) Shots (on goal) 1(1)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
75% Time of Possession 25%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • FC Groningen
  • Sparta Rotterdam
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