An Albert Rusnak strike with twenty minutes to go gave Groningen a 1-0 win over Roda JC at the Euroborg.

idrissiThe mid-table clash was uneventful in the first half as neither side created any clear-cut chances, but the deadlock was finally broken in the 67th minute. Oussama Idrissi found space in the Roda JC’s end and his cross was eventually fired past Benjamin van Leer by Albert Rusnak.

Rusnak could have made the win greater for the home side when Jesper Drost went down in the box to earn Groningen a penalty. However, the midfielder’s spot-kick was saved by van Leer. Rusnak was then denied by the post in injury time as Groningen held on.

The win lifts Groningen up to tenth with two games to go and they still have a slim chance of reaching the top seven. Roda JC remain 14th.

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