Register Login Live

Bundesliga News

Schalke Dent Nurnberg's Survival Hopes

Bundesliga

Result: Nurnberg 1-1 Schalke

Date: 12 April 2019

Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion 

Nurnberg's hopes of beating the drop suffered a setback following a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke in the Bundesliga on Friday evening.

Both sides came in to the encounter desperate for three points, most notably Nurnberg who were four points adrift of safety.

It was an evenly contested affair for most of the half, although clear-cut chances were hard to come by on both ends of the pitch.

The home side had the ball in the back of the net on 43 minutes but the referee ruled out the strike without checking with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

The hosts had the perfect chance to take the lead on the stroke of halftime when they awarded penalty. However, Hanno Behrens stepped up and had his spot-kick saved by Alexander Nubel.

The visitors opted for a change at the start of the second half as Amine Harit made way for former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

Schalke had to wait until the 73rd minute for their first opening at goal in the second stanza, with Bree Embolo firing wide from close range.

However, Nurnberg eventually broke the deadlock on 82 minutes through Yuya Kubo, who nodded home a cross from Matheus Pereira.

The hosts' joy was short-live though, as Schalke were level four minutes later with Matija Nastasic finding the back of the net with a header of his own.

In the end, neither side could carve out another clear-cut opening as the spoils were shared on the night.

comments

Top 5

Khune’s Absence From Chiefs Squad Explained!

71 Aug 13, 2020 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

26 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Pirates’ Interest In Jamaican International Confirmed

15 Aug 13, 2020 09:26 AM in Orlando Pirates

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

18 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

A Chiefs Deal That’s Hit A Snag…

18 Aug 13, 2020 11:39 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Ronaldo's Agents Respond To Barca Rumours

7 Aug 13, 2020 03:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Messi Reacted To Humiliating Bayern Defeat

30 Aug 15, 2020 09:00 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Khune’s Absence From Chiefs Squad Explained!

71 Aug 13, 2020 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Fresh Downs Bid For Bafana Star Confirmed!

24 Aug 12, 2020 02:40 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

No Goals In 4 Matches – Pirates Coach’s Promise…

7 Aug 12, 2020 04:47 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch