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

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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 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31

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