FC Groningen pulled off an important 1-0 win over FC Twente on Sunday in a game which their coach Ron Jans had identified as season-defining.

Jans admits that clubs of Groningen´s size have little chance of competing on the same level as Dutch powerhouses Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax.

But Sunday´s win, earned by a Martijn Meerdink goal, lifted Groningen to fourth with Jans hoping for a top-five finish and a spot in the Champions League play-offs.

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