Bochum (dpa / lnw) - VfL Bochum has a first match ball in the promotion battle of the 2nd Bundesliga on Sunday with the guest appearance at 1. FC Nürnberg (3.30 p.m. / Sky): With a win, the Revierclub would be in return to the Bundesliga.

VfL coach Thomas Reis's team is only two points short of the last two games of the season.

“It's in our own hands, that's motivation enough.

We know what results we need, ”said Reis on Friday.

After the away game in Nuremberg, the home game against SV Sandhausen follows a week later

The leaders in Nuremberg have to do without their captain Anthony Losilla.

The defensive midfielder is missing because of his 10th yellow card.

Left-back Cristian Gamboa, who was missing against Jahn Regensburg due to an abdominal muscle infection, is also not yet ready for action.

In addition, goalkeeper Manuel Riemann (broken hand) and offensive player Danny Blum (muscle injury) are absent.

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