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November 17, 2012 9:30 AM EST
Grundig-Stadion — Nürnberg
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 50000‎
 
Top of the Match
Markus Feulner
Markus Feulner
1. FC Nürnberg
Markus Feulner
Markus Feulner
1. FC Nürnberg
Flop of the Match
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
FC Bayern München
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
FC Bayern München

Nurnberg 1-1 Bayern Munich: League leader frustrated by 10-man hosts

Although they took the lead inside three minutes, Jupp Heynckes' men failed to pick up maximum points in the Bundesliga for just the second time this season

By Tom Webber

Bayern's Mario Mandzukic
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Bayern Munich failed to make the most of an early goal as it could only muster a 1-1 draw against 10-man Bavarian rival Nurnberg.

Mario Mandzukic had put the visitors ahead inside three minutes but they were unable to assert themselves on the game despite enjoying the lion's share of possession.

Markus Feulner restored parity moments after the restart and der Club put in a resilient second-half display to ensure the spoils were shared despite being reduced to 10 men in the closing stages.

Despite the unavailability of Arjen Robben, Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery were among the players rested by Jupp Heynckes, but die Roten were not left wanting for firepower early on as they scored from their very first chance.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk drilled a pass into Toni Kroos on the right side of the box and the Germany international controlled it well before rolling the ball to the back post. Mandzukic evaded his marker and raced in at the back post to net the opener with just three minutes on the clock.

Nurnberg did well to gather itself and ensure that Bayern was unable to maintain quite as ferocious of an attacking intent. A David Alaba cross that almost resulted in an own goal being the hosts' best opportunity to double their advantage until the 35th minute.

They had begun to push Heynckes' side back and get a hold of the ball, but a swift counterttack almost saw them fall further behind. Xherdan Shaqiri bided his time before slipping a through-ball to Rafinha but the Brazilian lacked the same composure and Raphael Schafer parried his effort aside.

Kroos sent a weak header from Shaqiri's cross straight into the arms of the keeper on the stroke of half time and it proved to be a costly waste.

In the second minute after the restart Kroos gave away possession in the Bayern half and Feulner picked up the loose ball. He drove at goal and his swerving 25-yard effort fooled Manuel Neuer, who could not keep it out of the bottom corner despite getting a hand to it.

Der Club could well have taken a shock lead minutes later but Timo Gebhart completely mishit Javier Pinola's cross. The former Stuttgart man sent the ball behind him, rather than testing the keeper.

With Dieter Hecking's men looking to consolidate the draw, the Bavarian giant became frustrated. A number of wayward tackles began to fly in and the match became increasingly scrappy.

That suited Nurnberg and it was offered two great chances to move ahead in the 68th minute. However, it was unable to capitalize as Sebastian Polter's header was turned behind by Neuer and Per Nilsson nodded wide from the resulting corner.

Timo Gebhart received his second yellow card for an elbow on Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 77th minute but Bayern was unable to find a winner.

Die Roten could now see their eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to five if Schalke emerges victorious against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday evening.

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1. FC Nürnberg

1
Raphael Schäfer
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Per Nilsson
Defender
3.50
5
Timm Klose
Defender
3.50
25
2.50
26
3.50
2
Timmy Simons
Midfielder
3.00
7
Markus Feulner
Midfielder
46′
4.00
10
Timo Gebhart
Midfielder
58′ 76′
2.50
13
Hiroshi Kiyotake
Midfielder
80′
3.00
17
Mike Frantz
Midfielder
66′
2.50
9
2.50

FC Bayern München

3.00
1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
3.00
5
2.50
13
Rafinha
Defender
62′
3.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
3.50
11
3.00
31
2.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
3′ 27′
2.00
44
3.00
9
3.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder

Substitutes

22
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-
 - 
21
 - 
14
Robert Mak
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
-
 - 
11
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
3.00
21
 - 
26
 - 
28
2.50
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
53′
 - 
23
 - 
14

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  • Substitution IN
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Dortmund
15 5