NEC relegated from Dutch league after 20 years

The Hague: NEC Nijmegen were relegated from the Eredivisie after 20 years at the highest level in the Dutch football league.

In the second round of the promotion/relegation play-offs, NEC were beaten 1-3 at home Sunday by second division club Sparta Rotterdam, reports Xinhua.

In the final matches May 15, 18 Sparta will face FC Dordrecht, who defeated VVV-Venlo 2-1 Sunday, after a 3-1 win in the first encounter.

The other play-off final will be played between Excelsior and RKC Waalwijk, who finished 16th in the Eredivisie last season.

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