Bundesliga Playoff: Cottbus Win 2-1 in Berlin


Energie Cottbus have taken a huge step to promotion to 1.Bundesliga after a 2-1 win at Hertha Berlin this evening after six years out of the German top-flight, and their second Playoff appearance in three seasons.

William Owusu put Cottbus in front at the Olympiastadion inside 20 minutes when his initial shot hit the post but he reacted first to slot home past the ‘keeper. Ronny headed Hertha level midway through the second-half, but Daniel Adlung restored the visitors’ lead with fifteen minutes to play with what could be a vital second away-goal.

The second-leg will take place at Stadion der Frundschaft on Tuesday.