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17 November 2012
• Grundig-Stadion, Nürnberg
Referee: M. Gräfe
• Attendance: 50000
M. Feulner 46'
M. Mandžukić 3'
Anyway, I'm Ben McAleer and I'm happy to have shared your company during this Bundesliga encounter. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.
And that is full time at Nurnberg. Feulner's second half strike cancelled out Mandzukic's opener and despite going down to 10 men with 15 minutes remaining, the hosts defended admirably to claim a point.
The ball is pumped into the Nurnberg box as Muller knocks on. However, Pizarro can't latch on to his header and Schafer comfortably gathers.
One minute of added time left to play and Schafer is taking his time with this goal kick after a Bayern attack broke down.
Shaqiri swings a cross in, but Klose heads away for a corner.
Three minutes of added time is signalled by the fourth official.
Now entering the final minute of play as Kroos concedes a free kick in the Nurnberg half.
Nilsson down as Bayern look to begin an attack. Shaqiri, who was in possession at the time, isn't happy that the ref has halted play.
Bayern looking for the three points and Pizarro believes he has won a corner. The referee points for a goal kick, the right decision as replays show.
Nurnberg still looking dangerous on the counter as Chandler breaks down the right. Dante is the man that meets his cross, however.
Hosts setting up to frustrate Bayern and will be content with a point now.
Bayern continue to probe, but Nurnberg setting up well and continue to repel each and every attack.
Bayern will sense they can win this now. Pushing deeper into Nurnberg's half.
Nurnberg sitting deeper now following the red card.
Nurnberg will do well to hold Bayern now with 10 men following Gebhart's dismissal.
Yellow/Red Timo Gebhart
The Nurnberg man is given his second yellow following an elbow on Schweinsteiger.
Bayern defend the set piece, but only for corner. Nurnberg pump the ball into the box and appeal for a penalty after the ball strikes Dante's arm. Referee waves away the appeals, however.
Schweinsteiger gives away a free-kick on the edge of the 18 yard box.
Shaqiri drives across the midfield and breaks down the left. Just when you think he's lost control of the ball, he digs out a cross to the back post which is cleared for a Bayern corner.
While Bayern were the stronger of the two in the first half, Nurnberg are certainly looking the more likely to net again in the last 20 minutes.
From the resulting corner, Klose meets Kiyotake's cross, but heads just wide of the far post.
Kiyotake swings the ball into the box and his cross is met by Polter. The Nurnberg front-man powers his header goal bound, but Neuer expertly tips around the post.
Dante concedes a throw in poorly. Nurnberg look to capitalise and win a free kick in a dangerous area after Frantz is fouled by Martinez.
Martinez has taken a bit of a kicking since coming on. Already one two free-kicks, the second of which looked nasty. Bayern man gets to his feet and his able to play on.
Dante picks out Mandzukic brilliantly. Bayern front-man holds the ball up well and looks to play in Kroos. Linesman has his flag up for offside, however.
Bayern are looking sloppy in possession, but Nurnberg looking suspect at the back.
Feulner does well to win a corner off Alaba. Kiyotake delivers, but Bayern clear the danger.
It's becoming a scrappy affair as Nurnberg look to slow down Bayern's passing game.
Yellow Card Timo Gebhart
Yellow Card Bastian Schweinsteiger
Nurnberg head coach Dietar Hecking is given a telling off by the referee. He's incensed that a number of fouls haven't gone his sides' way.
Muller does well to win a corner after holding off the challenge of Klose.
Yellow Card Sebastian Polter
Right decision from Heynckes to replace Tymoshchuk, with the midfielder at risk of picking up a booking.
Yellow Card Timothy Chandler
Nurnberg man hauls back Kroos and has his name taken for dissent.
Shell shocked Bayern now able to string a series of passes together. A very poor start to the second half by their standards.
Tymoshchuk caught in possession and gives away another foul. Surely his last before his name is entered into the book.
Bayern haven't come out for the second half and were caught unaware. Nurnberg certainly have the wind in their sales now, but will need to build on Feulner's strike.
Goal Markus Feulner
Kroos cheaply gives the ball away to Fuelner. He pushes forward and his effort swerves away from Neuer, who is left fleet footed and fails to keep his effort out.
And we're underway again at Stadion Nurnberg.
Both teams heading out of the tunnel in preparation for the next 45 minutes.
Not long until we kick off for the second half. Bayern will hope to start the next 45 the way they begun the first. However, Nurnberg grew into the encounter following Mandzukic's opener and will be hoping to continue that after the interval. Next goal, you feel, will decide the outcome of the game.
And the ref blows for half time. Mandzukic's early strike separating the two teams. Bayern have perhaps been the better of the two sides and could be 2-0 up, but Nurnberg will head into the interval confident they can score in the second half.
One minute of added time as Shaqiri breaks down the right. He picks out Kroos in the box, but his header is directed straight at Schafer.
The corner itself leads to little, before Chandler can deliver, only for Neuer to gather.
Kiyotake swings a free kick into the box and Mandzukic heads behind for a corner as Nurnberg look to net an equaliser on the brink of half time.
Scrappy play in the middle of the park leads to a Bayern throw. Hosts appear happy to contain them with just two minutes of normal time left of the half.
Bayern pressing as they look to double their advantage before half-time.
Muller concedes a dangerous free-kick for hand ball. Nurnberg deliver, but Neuer collects the ball under little pressure.
Shaqiri comes close following Mandzukic's knock down. However, the Swiss midfielder gets underneath his half-volley and smashes over the bar.
Feulner attempts to break through the Bayern backline, but is stifled by the man mountain Van Buyten.
Dante close to doubling Bayern's advantage. Kroos delivers, but Nurnberg clear just before the defender can connect.
Kroos does well to win a corner of Klose for Bayern.
Bayern counter from the corner and the ball falls to Muller. However, he can't find a way past Schafer and Nurnberg clear.
Another corner for Nurnberg, with Kiyotake to deliver.
End to end stuff as first Bayern counter, then Nurnberg. Neuer is able to get a hand on the ball and slows the game down again.
Nurnberg win a corner after some good work just outside the 18 yard box.
Kiyotake looks to break down the left, before trying a Cruyff turn and forgets the ball, which roles out for a Bayern throw in. Collective sigh is heard around the stadium.
Nurnberg attacking more down the right as they look to test Alaba, who has looked suspect at the back in the opening half hour.
Yellow Card Toni Kroos
Kroos needlessly gives a away a free kick in dangerous territory. Hosts, however, fail to capitalise and Bayern clear. The German is the first man to be entered into the book this afternoon.
The ball bounces around the midfield, before Shaqiri finds space 25 yards out to shoot. However, his effort is weak and is comfortably gathered by Schafer.
Pinola concedes a cheap free-kick following a foul on Muller.
Frantz wins a free kick for Nurnberg just inside the Bayern half.
Nurnberg appear to have finally turned up. Bayern on the backfoot at present as Neuer launches an edgy clearance up field.
Alaba concedes a very sloppy free-kick and the hosts can test with this one. Ball is swung in, but Bayern clear.
Hosts win a corner after Tymoshchuk heads Chandler's cross behind.
Shaqiri finding little pockets of space between the Nurnberg midfield and defence and looking dangerous pushing forward.
Nurnberg finally link some passes together and the ball finds its way to Gebhart. The midfielder cuts onto his right, but his drive is high, wide and anything but pretty.
Bayern will certainly fancy themselves to nick a second soon. Confident on the ball and probing in hope of doubling their advantage.
Chandler and Simons link up well on the right and pick out Polter. However, his ball into the box is easily plucked out of the air by Neuer.
Tymoshchuk drives from distance and wins a corner, but it amounts to nothing but a goal kick for Nurnberg.
Tymoshchuk dives in recklessly, but is given a ticking off by the official. It can't be long before he finds his way into the book.
Nurnberg cannot get their foot on the ball, with Bayern very confident when in possession.
Chandler delivers from the right, but Neuer gathers easily.
Hosts look to counter the corner, but are halted by Tymoshuck, who concedes a free-kick.
Kroos and Mandzukic link up well on the right and win a corner for Bayern.
Bayern are looking to nab an early second and are comfortable in possesion.
Shouts for a penalty for Nurnberg. Alaba makes the challenge on Polter, but the ref isn't having any of it. Front-man currently down and receiving treatment.
And the hosts concede a sloppy free-kick around 30 yards out to the right of the goal.
Corner for Bayern, with Kroos to swing in.
Goal Mario Mandzukic
Great start from Bayern, who turned their early possession into a goal. Tymoshchuk picks out Kroos. He slides and inch perfect pass across the face of goal for Mandzukic to nestle.
Assist Toni Kroos
Some good early possession from the away team, who look comfortable holding onto the ball.
And Bayern get us underway in Nurnberg.
And the two teams are on their way out at the Stadion Nurnberg
Meanwhile, today's hosts have won just one of their last eight Bundesliga encounters.
A few pre-match facts to wet your appetite, Bayern haven't lost to Nurnberg since match 20 of the 2006/07 season, where they crashed to a 3-0 defeat.
Meanwhile, for Bayern: Neuer, Dante, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Alaba, Shaqiri, Muller, Schweinsteiger, Tymoschuk, Mandzukic, Kroos
A quick run through of the line-ups, first the hosts: Schafer, Nilsson, Klose, Pinola, Chandler, Simons, Feulner, Gebhart, Kiyotake, Frantz, Polter.
Good afternoon guys, I'm Ben McAleer and I'll be the man to live blog the Bundesliga encounter between FC Nurnberg and Bayern Munich.
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