Last night I - along with 16,000 other Aberdeen supporters - attended this match and I wasn't 100% certain of what to expect. I knew the dutch opposition were a big step up from Dauguva Riga but I have to say in my opinion they were there for the taking. Groningen offered little going forward and we showed on a few occassions that they could not handle players like Hayes and Pawlett when they ran at the defence and attempted to get the ball in the box. However we did not do this on enough occassions instead opting the pass the ball across the middle of the park and I feel there was an opportunity missed to take the tie by the scruff of the neck. Although I feel (unlike what Sky Sports will have you believe) that Aberdeen have the upper hand in the tie, we did not concede an away goal which is crucial and if we can learn that running at them and testing their goalkeeper who dropped the ball on a couple of occassions then I feel their is an excellent chance we can progress and have a crack at Real Sociedad.