Freiburg clinch promotion to Bundesliga

BERLIN - SC Freiburg clinched promotion to the Bundesliga on Sunday when they beat hosts Koblenz 5-2 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Mainz with three matches left. The top two teams from the German second division are promoted automatically while the third team plays a relegation play-off with the Bundesliga's third-from-bottom team. Freiburg last played in the Bundesliga during the 2004/5 season.