FC Twente climbed to the top of the Eredivisie with a 3-1 victory over Groningen on Friday evening.

Ron Jans side headed into the game with four points from their opening two games, while Groningen earned their first win of the season last week against ADO Den Haag.

In the eleventh minute, Vaclav Cerny had the ball in the net for Twente, but the flag quickly went up. A lengthy VAR stoppage ensued before it was decided that the winger was offside, despite the replays seemingly proving that he was not.

Ten minutes later, Cerny did open the scoring after finding the bottom corner with a low strike after being set up by Danilo.

The goal woke Groningen up and they went close with a series of chances, but Jörgen Strand Larsen, Wessel Dammers and Ko Itakura all couldn’t find the net.

In the 37th minute, Danilo made Groningen pay for the missed chances as he fired Twente 2-0 ahead from a Cerny cross.

Seven minutes into the second half, Ahmed El Messaoudi pulled one back for Groningen with a header, but that did not lead to a comeback.

Queensy Menig hit the bar for Twente, before Alexander Jeremejeff made it 3-1 with a header that was spilled into the net by Sergio Padt.

The win moves Twente top of the league with seven points, while Groningen remains on three.




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