SC Cambuur booked an important victory in the Eredivisie on Thursday. The Frisians won 0-1 against relegation competitor FC Groningen. The game was halted in the 85th minute as angry fans stormed the pitch.
A group of about fifteen supporters entered the field five minutes before the end. One spectator waved the corner flag around. The group tried to reach the catacombs of the Euroborg, but were stopped there. It is unclear if any arrests have been made.
Technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus has been dealing with considerable criticism for some time due to the lack of performance. FC Groningen, which fired trainer Frank Wormuth in November, is having its worst season since it was promoted to the Eredivisie in the summer of 2000.
When the game was stopped, the 0-1 final score was already on the scoreboard. In the final phase, Daniel van Kaam spectacularly ensured that Sjors Ultee’s team won. The midfielder took a high ball on his shoe in one go and shot the winning goal against the ropes.
After the break, Ramon Pascal Lundqvist was still close to equalizing. The midfielder surprised goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter with a skillful lob, but hit the crossbar. There was no more scoring after that.
Because of the victory, Cambuur loses last place on goal difference to FC Volendam, which, like Groningen, has twelve points. Volendam can pass Groningen and Cambuur in points later on Thursday evening if it plays at least a draw against Ajax in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. That match starts at 9:00 PM.