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Nurnberg back in the Bundesliga after three seasons away

187   //    06 May 2018, 22:23 IST

Hanno Behrens
Nurnberg captain Hanno Behrens

Nurnberg will return to the Bundesliga after three seasons away as a 2-0 win at Sandhausen on Sunday confirmed promotion for Michael Kollner's side.

Goals either side of half-time from captain Hanno Behrens and Tim Leibold earned the crucial victory at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald, moving them to the top of the table.

Nurnberg join Fortuna Dusseldorf in gaining promotion to Germany's top flight and the pair meet next weekend in a match that will decide who claims the 2.Bundesliga title.

The odds appear slightly in Nurnberg's favour - they are the home side and a draw will be sufficient for them to clinch the trophy.

Ohhhh wie ist das schöööön. #fcn #Rekordaufsteiger
— 1. FC Nürnberg (@1_fc_nuernberg) May 6, 2018


Welcome back to the #Bundesliga, @1_fc_nuernberg!
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) May 6, 2018


Holstein Kiel also have the chance to secure successive promotions as they will compete in the play-off against the Bundesliga's 16th-place side, which will be Hamburg, Wolfsburg or Freiburg

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