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easyCredit Stadion (ATT 46,700) 31st May 2009 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: T Kinhofer

Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Energie Cottbus E Cottbus

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Nurnberg close on promotion

Boakye double puts Nurnberg in pole position

Last Updated: 28/05/09 8:45pm

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Boakye: Two-goal hero

Boakye: Two-goal hero

Nurnberg all but booked their return to the Bundesliga next season with a 3-0 win over Energie Cottbus in the first leg of their promotion play-off.

The German Football Federation has brought in the play-off between the side who finished third from bottom of the Bundesliga, Cottbus, and the team which ended third in the second division, Nurnberg.

Nurnberg got off to a flying star when Isaac Boakye saw his shot deflect off Ivan Radeljic and into the net after just 13 minutes.

Christian Eigler doubled the lead on 56 minutes with a clever finish over Cottbus keeper Gerhard Tremmel.

Boakye put Nurnberg in a commanding position for the second leg on Sunday with his second, and his side's third, goal a minute from time.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 12 30
2 Wolfsburg 12 23
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 12 20
4 Bayer Leverkusen 12 20
5 Hannover 96 12 19
6 FC Augsburg 12 18
7 Schalke 12 17
8 Hoffenheim 12 17
9 Mainz 12 16
10 SC Paderborn 07 12 16
11 Cologne 12 15
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 15
13 Hertha Berlin 12 14
14 SC Freiburg 13 12
15 Hamburg 12 12
16 Stuttgart 13 12
17 Borussia Dortmund 12 11
18 Werder Bremen 12 10

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