On Sunday afternoon, FC Emmen defeated Tilburg football club Willem II 3 to 2, ensuring their continued presence in the Eredivisie, the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands.
Translation by Traci White
Even though FC Emmen still has one match remaining against FC Groningen this week, RTV Drenthe reports that the team has built up a strong enough lead in the points that they will finish the season ahead of Excelsior form Rotterdam and De Graafschap from Doetinchem.
The team approached the end of the first half down 0 to 2, but Luciano Slagveer scored a goal for the team just before the break, and Hilal Ben Moussa and Michael de Leeuw each scored a goal in the second half.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the team was welcome home to Emmen at De Oude Meerdijk stadium on Sunday by a cheering crowd of around 1,500 fans.
The Drenthe team was promoted to the Eredivisie for the first time in 2018 after defeating Sparta Rotterdam. The team was founded in 1925. Excelsior and De Grafschap will have to face off to determine who will remain a part of the Eredivisie.