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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 25,000) 31st March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: T Kinhofer

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs FC Nurnberg Nurnberg

Wolfsburg 2

Diego (2)
I Olic (27)


Nurnberg 2

T Simons (61)
P Nilsson (66)

Wolfsburg squander winning chance

Last Updated: 31/03/13 7:28pm

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Diego got Wolfsburg off to a flying start

Diego got Wolfsburg off to a flying start

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking saw his side relinquish a two-goal lead in the draw against former club Nurnberg.

Diego and Ivica Olic had put the Wolves into a commanding position, but Nurnberg mounted a spirited comeback to take a share of the spoils thanks to goals from Timmy Simons and Per Nilsson in the second half.

The draw maintains Nurnberg's three-point advantage over their hosts with both sides at a safe distance from the Bundesliga relegation zone.

Wolfsburg made a dream start when Diego curled in a direct free-kick after just two minutes.

Nurnberg responded well, but when it looked like they were getting close to levelling, Olic scored for the fifth game in a row to double the home side's lead.

He curled in an unstoppable effort from outside the penalty area to put the Wolves in the driving seat.

Nurnberg's fighting spirit set them apart under Hecking and they continue to show the same values under his successor Michael Wiesinger.

Simons brought them back into the game in the 61st minute with a fine volley from long range which left Diego Benaglio no chance in the Wolfsburg goal.

Just five minutes later, Nilsson brought Nurnberg level when he got in ahead of Simon Kjaer to meet Hiroshi Kiyotake's free-kick and silence the VW-Arena faithful.

Nurnberg even had chances to win it, but Markuse Feulner missed their best one before Diego failed to repeat his earlier magic with another free-kick, the last kick of the game.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31