Emmen are off to a good start in 2020 after a 1-0 victory over Heracles Almelo.

The opening phase in Emmen was a dull affair but just after the half hour mark the hosts went close twice. Michael de Leeuw was denied by Janis Blaswich before the striker failed to net when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Heracles thought they had the lead when Mauro Junior netted but VAR spotted a handball in the build up by Joey Konings. Moments later, Emmen went down the other end and they took the lead through Marko Kolar, who slotted in after good work by Lorenzo Burnet.

In the second half, Heracles pushed for an equaliser but it never came. Cyriel Dessers did have the ball in the net late on but the striker was offside.

Emmen move up to 12th while Heracles are 9th.

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