El Hankouri also brought FC Groningen in the lead with a hard shot shortly after the break, after which Ché Nunnely equalized not much later. A lot happened in the last half hour; Willem II took the lead through an own goal by Wessel Dammers, but saw FC Groningen come back in the 84th minute via Ko Itakura.
Willem II had several chances of victory, but after a corner from the home team, it was completely open in the back. Alessio Da Cruz was allowed to go to the Tilburg goal and put it to El Hankouri, who simply worked the ball into the empty goal. El Hankouri, who came in for Patrick Joosten after twenty minutes, had not scored in the Eredivisie since February 10, 2019.
Willem II saw two goals rejected in the second half after the intervention of the VAR. After viewing the images, it was judged that both Kwasi Wriedt and Mats Köhlert managed to score in offside position.
Willem II has not won seven duels in a row and is seventeenth in the Eredivisie with only 9 points. FC Groningen is sixth with 30 points.