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easyCredit Stadion (ATT 50,000) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Tobias Welz

Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

Nurnberg 1

T Pekhart (31)

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B Dortmund 1

J Blaszczykowski (40)

Dortmund held by Nurnberg

Last Updated: 02/09/12 12:25pm

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Hiroshi Kiyotake holds off Sebastian Kehl

Hiroshi Kiyotake holds off Sebastian Kehl

Two-time reigning champions Borussia Dortmund had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Nurnberg on Saturday afternoon.

Tomas Pekhart gave Nurnberg the lead after 31 minutes before Jakub Blaszczykowski equalised for Dortmund in the 40th minute as both sides improved to four points in the Bundesliga having won their opening matches.

Dortmund, who this week were handed a daunting Champions League group that includes Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax, created the first chance of the match when captain Sebastian Kehl unleashed a well-struck 25-yard effort which Nurnberg keeper Raphael Schafer dove to block away in the 18th minute.

It was Nurnberg who grabbed the lead, though, as Hiroshi Kiyotake's corner from the right side went to the far post where Pekhart rose over Dortmund defender Mats Hummels to head in.

Dortmund replied with the equaliser five minutes before the break when Ivan Perisic's shot came back off the crossbar into the path of Blaszczykowski, who blasted home into the empty net.

The visitors then came close to snatching a half-time lead but Ilkay Gundogan's volley went just wide in the 45th minute.

Nurnberg remained in the game as defender Javier Pinola kept out Hummels' header on the line in the 63rd minute before Schafer made a great save to prevent Julian Schieber netting with a low shot with 10 minutes to play.

Having survived those chances, the hosts nearly netted a late winner themselves but, with four minutes to play, Robert Mak saw his shot strike the near right post from a tight angle as the spoils were shared.

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Table

German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
12 Hannover 96 31 35
13 Werder Bremen 30 33
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25