NAC Breda have been promoted back to the Eredivisie after they hammered 10-man NEC Nijmegen 4-1 on Sunday. They go up 5-1 on aggregate.

Cyriel Dessers was the hero for NAC in the first leg as his goal claimed a 1-0 victory, and after only seven minutes in Nijmegen, the Belgian slotted in from the penalty spot to put his side within touching distance of the top flight. Lorenzo Burnet had given away the penalty after pulling Giovanni Korte to the ground.

NEC gave themselves hope of a comeback just after the half-hour mark when they were also awarded a penalty, which Gregor Breinburg netted. However, in the second half, NEC fell apart.

Seven minutes after the break, Dessers broke into the box and eventually beat Joris Delle at the third attempt to make it 2-1 for NAC. Mohamed Rayhi was then shown a red card to reduce NEC to ten men.

With the man advantage, NAC killed the game with Giovanni Korte adding the third with a well-struck volley before Dessers completed his hat-trick.

NAC now return to the top flight of Dutch football after two seasons in the Eerste Divisie, while NEC go down. Rob Alflen was appointed as their new coach on Saturday and he now has the task of taking the club back up.

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