Aalen - As improbable as it may have seemed with VfR Aalen sitting in ninth prior to kick-off at home to Jahn Regensburg on Friday, but the hosts' continued presence in Bundesliga 2 was not yet guaranteed.

That all changed after a spirited display against the league's bottom side, as a 2-1 victory means Ralph Hasenhüttl's promoted outfit are now sure of another season in Germany's second tier. Robert Leichleiter broke the deadlock shortly before the half-hour mark, only for the visitors to reply almost instantly through Jim-Patrick Müller. 's second goal of the season late on earned Aalen a deserved victory and condemned Regensburg to a 21st defeat of the current campaign.

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