Willem II has good business in the Eredivisie on Sunday in the fight against relegation.

The Tilburg team won 0-2 on a visit to Sparta Rotterdam and are now sixteenth in the ranking again.

FC Groningen recorded a 1-0 victory at home against Fortuna Sittard.

The victory for Willem II was hardly deserved until the opening goal.

The visitors shot for the first time in the 68th minute, but that was immediately hit.

Che Nunnely headed the ball handily into the far corner after a good cross from the right side of Mike Trésor.

The game came to Willem II's opening goal but did not ignite.

Before the break Danzell Gravenberch and Lennart Thy (on behalf of Sparta) and Trésor (on behalf of Willem II) were dangerous, but both teams did not come to great chances.

There were also few moments of excitement in the second half.

After Nunnely's goal, Willem II took over completely and the team also became dangerous via Kwasi Wriedt.

The striker shot from close range against Sparta goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Fifteen minutes before the end, the game was completely decided in favor of Willem II.

Jeffry Fortes pushed Vangelis Pavlidis to the ground and got red for denying a scoring opportunity.

The awarded penalty kick was used by Trésor: 0-2.

Eredivisie standings

  • 15. VVV-Venlo 23-22 (37-60)

  • 16. Willem II 24-17 (27-54)

  • 17. ADO The Hague 24-15 (20-50)

  • 18. FC Emmen 24-12 (21-53)

FC Groningen did good business in the battle for European football.

FC Groningen did good business in the battle for European football.

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FC Groningen at home too strong for Fortuna Sittard

As number six in the Eredivisie, FC Groningen did good business in the battle for European football.

The team of trainer Danny Buijs was at home 1-0 too strong for Fortuna Sittard and now has seven points ahead of number seven FC Twente.

Piet Velthuizen made his debut at Fortuna, but the goalkeeper will look back on it with little pleasure.

The 34-year-old goalie had to go to the side after 23 minutes with an injury, which he sustained while taking a goal kick.

Velthuizen was replaced by Alexei Koselev.

The match winner was Paulos Abraham.

The eighteen-year-old Swede came in at the start of the second half and only needed five minutes to score.

Abraham finished convincingly after a handy ball from Tomas Suslov: 1-0.

Abraham also seemed to take care of the 2-0 in the final phase, but his goal was rejected by referee Jannick van der Laan after intervention of the video arbitration.

Jörgen Strand Larsen blocked a defender in the run-up to the goal.

View the results, the program and the position in the Eredivisie