• Kyodo


Ritsu Doan was substituted in the second half after failing to make an impression in his FC Groningen debut, a 3-3 draw at home against Japanese compatriot Yuki Kobayashi’s Heerenveen on Sunday.

Groningen came from 2-0 down at the break in the teams’ Eredivisie season opener, with Lars Veldwijk netting in the 53rd and Mimoun Mahi converting from the penalty spot for the second time in the 88th minute at the Noordlease Stadion.

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