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Impuls Arena (ATT 30,660) 16th February 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Brych

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs FC Nurnberg Nurnberg


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J Drmic (65)

Big win for Nurnberg

Last Updated: 16/02/14 4:43pm

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Josip Drmic of Nuernberg celebrates with team mates

Josip Drmic of Nuernberg celebrates with team mates

Nurnberg pulled away from the Bundesliga relegation zone and brought an end to Augsburg's eight-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win at the Augsburg Arena.

Josip Drmic's goal was enough to earn Gertjan Verbeek's side all three points in a Bavarian derby which Augsburg have not now won for over 40 years at home.

The three points take Nurnberg above Freiburg and Stuttgart into 14th, two points clear of the relegation zone, while Augsburg miss the opportunity to break into the top six.

As derbies go, this did not seem to be one of the tensest around with neither side looking keen to assert themselves on the game.

It was more of a case of sitting back and waiting, and with both sides taking the same approach, it was hardly surprising that first half chances could be counted on one finger, let alone one hand.

That chance was a Drmic effort from 25 yards out which did not test Alex Manninger.

Raphael Schafer was called into action only once at the other end of the field when Arkadiusz Milik's shot found its way through a pack of players, but was of no real concern to the Nurnberg custodian.

Nurnberg took the lead in the 65th minute when Adam Hlousek lifted in a cross from the left which was met by Drmic, who beat Ragnar Klavan to the ball to nod in his 11th goal of the season.

Nurnberg felt they had done enough, but with 25 minutes of the game still to go, defending seemed to be a dangerous tactic.

Augsburg, urged on by their fans, tried to find a way back into the game with all of the action taking place in the Nurnberg half of the field.

Andre Hahn nearly found an equaliser with 10 minutes to go, but his shot from the edge of the area just missed the left-hand post with Schafer well beaten, and happy to see the ball go wide.

Dong-Won Ji and debutant Erick Thommy went the closest, the latter stinging Schafer's palms with a last-minute free-kick.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 90
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 71
3 Schalke 34 64
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 Wolfsburg 34 60
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 55
7 Mainz 34 53
8 FC Augsburg 34 52
9 Hoffenheim 34 44
10 Hannover 96 34 42
11 Hertha Berlin 34 41
12 Werder Bremen 34 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 36
14 SC Freiburg 34 36
15 Stuttgart 34 32
16 Hamburg 34 27
17 FC Nurnberg 34 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25