The nineteenth round of the Eredivisie started with a poor 0-0 draw between Groningen and NEC Nijmegen at the Euroborg.

gronecAfter the shock 4-1 defeat at home to Utrecht last week, Groningen went looking for a much needed win, but they were outplayed by visitors NEC in the first half.

Luckily for the home side, though, goalkeeper Sergio Padt was in fine form to deny Navarone Foor’s volley, before denying Anthony Limbombe at the near post. When Padt was eventually beaten by Janio Bikel, the post came to Groningen’s rescue.

The home side woke up from their slumber in the second half and they eventually threatened a goal, but Oussama Idrissi’s shot was tipped over by Brad Jones. A open end saw Michael de Leeuw go close twice for Groningen, while Limbombe wasted a golden chance for NEC at the other end.

Groningen remain ninth, while NEC move joint fourth.

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