Cottbus - Peter Neururer's first game in charge of VfL Bochum 1893 ended in victory as an Ivica Banovic own-goal and a late strike from Zlatko Dedic earned the Ruhr district club a 2-0 win at FC Energie Cottbus.

The scoreline reflected a superior display from the hungrier visitors, who were in desperate need of the points in their fight against the drop. This success takes Bochum out of the bottom three, while Cottbus, whose promotion hopes are all but extinguished, drop behind eastern rivals 1. FC Union Berlin to eighth in the table.

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