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Borussia-Park (ATT 53,235) 9th November 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Nurnberg Nurnberg

M'gladbach 3

J Arango (72)
N Stark (og 75)
P Herrmann (87)

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Nurnberg 1

J Drmic (21)

Gladbach add to Nurnberg woes

Last Updated: 09/11/13 7:58pm

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Patrick Herrmann of Moenchengladbach and Marvin Plattenhardt of Nuernberg

Patrick Herrmann of Moenchengladbach and Marvin Plattenhardt of Nuernberg

Nurnberg were left cursing a disallowed goal as they went down to a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach to remain rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga.

Josip Drmic gave the visitors a surprise 21st-minute lead, but Juan Arango levelled and a Niklas Stark own goal put the hosts in front.

The main talking point of the game arrived in the 80th minute when Drmic thought he had brought Nurnberg level, but his goal was not awarded with neither the referee nor the linesman seeing that the ball had crossed the line.

Patrick Herrmann compounded Nurnberg's woes with a third goal as the Foals climbed to fourth in the table.

Nurnberg made a bright start and took a deserved lead when Hiroshi Kiyotake played the ball through for Drmic, whose low shot was pushed in off the post by Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The home side's response was a shot from Raffael which was pushed away by Nurnberg captain Rafael Schafer at his near post.

From dominating the game early on, Nurnberg were slowly being pinned back and an equaliser inevitably arrived in the 72nd minute.

Juan Arango was the provider as he curled in an unstoppable shot from open play into the top left-hand corner.

Nurnberg's resistance was broken, but they were unlucky in the way they fell two behind four minutes later.

Arango's free-kick came back across the face of goal, via a Nurnberg defender, and Stark stuck a leg out to turn the ball into his own goal.

An incident in the 80th minute typified Nurnberg's misfortune as they thought they had levelled when Drmic's header from seven yards hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced in.

With the German Football League stoically refusing to introduce goal-line technology, the referee and linesman's decision that the ball had not gone in will not be reversed.

Nurnberg's woes were compounded three minutes from time when Granit Xhaka fed Herrmann, whose angled drive found a way through Schafer to seal victory.

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1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 16 31
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 16 27
4 Bayer Leverkusen 16 27
5 Schalke 16 26
6 FC Augsburg 16 24
7 Hoffenheim 16 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 22
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 16 18
13 Hertha Berlin 16 18
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 16 15
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 16 14