Bochum - VfL Bochum came from behind to beat FC Energie Cottbus 2-1 and ease their own relegation fears, while edging the visitors ever closer to the drop.

The visitors were well on top in the first half and should have had more than just a 1-0 lead, given to them by Charles Takyi, who tapped in from close range. Erik Jendrisek shot wide and Boubacar Sanogo volleyed wastefully over the top, and they were misses that proved costly, as the hosts emerged for the second half with a new lease of life. After concerted pressure, Sven Kreyer equalised with a scrappy effort, before Richard Sukuta-Pasu stroked them in front from the penalty spot after Jurica Buljat hauled Kreyer to the ground. The result means that Peter Neururer’s VfL are all but assured of safety, while Cottbus remain rock-bottom and four points adrift of the relegation play-off spot with four games remaining.

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