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Borussia-Park (ATT 52,195) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Nurnberg Nurnberg

M'gladbach 2

L de Jong (45)
G Xhaka (53)


Nurnberg 3

T Klose (17)
T Simons (25)
H Kiyotake (55)

Nurnberg hold off Gladbach

Last Updated: 15/09/12 6:03pm

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Hiroshi Kiyotake (r): Star of the show for Nurnberg

Hiroshi Kiyotake (r): Star of the show for Nurnberg

Hiroshi Kiyotake scored one goal and set up two more as Nurnberg shrugged off a Borussia Monchengladbach fightback.

The Japan international sent in the free-kick from which Timm Klose scored in the 17th minute and then a corner for Timmy Simons to head in after 25 minutes as Nurnberg took a 2-0 lead.

Luuk de Jong halved the deficit in the 45th minute and Granit Xhaka equalised after 53 minutes. But Kiyotake struck the winner in the 55th minute.

Nurnberg's second victory of the season moved them to seven points from three games while Gladbach remain on four points, suffering just their second defeat at home in 22 matches.

The first chance of the game resulted in the opening goal as Kiyotake's free-kick from the left was headed in by Klose inside the far right post from 10 yards.

The visitors doubled their lead when Kiyotake's corner from the right found Simons for a headed goal.

Nurnberg goalkeeper Raphael Schafer made a great save in the 37th minute, deflecting De Jong's shot off the left post and clear of danger.

But Gladbach pulled a goal back just seconds before the half-time break with Xhaka feeding a through-ball to Patrick Herrmann, who crossed to De Jong for a easy tap-in.

The hosts equalised just eight minutes after the break with Herrmann passing to the edge of the box where Xhaka struck home from a central position.

Nurnberg shrugged off the equaliser and Kiyotake scored his first goal for the club, fighting his way past two Gladbach defenders and then striking into the bottom left corner.

Schafer made another fine intervention with six minutes left, racing out from his goal to clear a long ball just in front of De Jong.

De Jong had one more chance but hammered a volley off the left post in the 87th minute.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15