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Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Hannover 96 Hannover

Nurnberg 0

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Hannover 2

S Huszti (5)
M Schmiedebach (51)

Nurnberg face vital last game

Last Updated: 03/05/14 4:56pm

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Hannover celebrate Manuel Schmiedebach's goal

Hannover celebrate Manuel Schmiedebach's goal

Nurnberg's Bundesliga survival hangs on a final day showdown at Schalke following a 2-0 home defeat to Hannover.

Szabolcs Huszti and Manuel Schmiedebach scored either side of the half-time break to condemn the home side to a sixth straight league loss.

Hannover, safe from the threat of relegation, dampened the mood in the stadium after six minutes with Artjoms Rudnevs unselfishly assisting Hungarian attacker Huszti for his eighth goal of the season.

The half panned out evenly with Roger Prinzen's men failing to take advantage of many set-piece opportunities. Prinzen has yet to steer the club to any points following his appointment as interim coach in the wake of Gertjan Verbeek's dismissal.

Hannover doubled their advantage six minutes into the second half, as Schmiedebach charged through the heart of Nurnberg's defence to tuck the ball past Raphael Schafer.

The midfielder's first goal of the season was endemic of the defensive issues in Nurnberg's ranks this season as he was left unchallenged on his route to goal.

The hosts remain in the second automatic relegation position having spent most of the afternoon bottom before Augsburg's stoppage-time winner in Braunschweig.

But Hamburg's defeat also leaves a glimmer of hope for the Franconians, who visit the Veltins Arena on the final day of the campaign.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23