• Eastern club back in Germany's second tier.
  • Second place in 3. Liga confirmed with win over Fortuna Köln.
  • Aue relegated in 2014/15.

FC Erzgebirge Aue will compete in Bundesliga 2 in the 2016/17 season after a 2-0 victory over Fortuna Köln confirmed that the Easterners can finish no lower than second place in Germany’s 3. Liga.

A penalty from Philipp Riese in the 11th minute followed by Pascal Köpke’s strike in the 53rd minute were enough for Pavel Dotchev’s side to return to Germany’s second tier at the first time of asking.

Aue were relegated from Bundesliga 2 in the 2014/15 season after finishing 17th.