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Nuremberg untermautert European Cup ambitions

Nurnberg untermautert Europacup-AmbitionenDieter Hecking celebrates the victory of his Nurnburger © SID-IMAGES/AFP/CHRISTOF STACHE

The 1st FC Nuremberg has reinforced its European ambitions. The Franks prevailed FC Kaiserslautern on the 30 day of Bundesliga 2-0 (1-0) at the 1.

Kaiserslautern (SID) - the surprise team, 1. FC Nuremberg has reinforced its European ambitions and the relegation fears at the 1 FC Kaiserslautern again stoked. The Franks prevailed (34) and Robert MAK (90.) on the 30 day of the Bundesliga thanks to the results of Christian Eigler 2-0 (1-0) at the newly promoted. Thus, the Club shortened the gap on the table Funften and coming opponents FSV Mainz 05 on two points. The FCK remains threatened with 34 points on the account of the descent.

After 70 minutes, the meeting for a few minutes was shortly before the crash, as Kaiserslautern viewers a corner Mehmit Ekici had thrown the Nurnberger with objects in the direction of Club professionals. Referee Guido angle man (Kerken) decided then but to continue the meeting.

The 49.780 spectators in the sold-out Fritz-Walter-Stadion saw a fast game without significant highlights at two gates in the first minutes. Both teams were shining with a strong defensive behavior, the building game of opponent was disrupted early. An attractive encounter not came to first.

In the 12th minute, the Nuremberg where recorded Albert Bunjaku, Mike Frantz and the locked Captain Andreas Wolf were missing, the first chance of the game. Trapp Eigler but failed in 21 Kaiserslautern goaltender Kevin. After the guests where playmaker Ilkay Gundogan was first on the bench, the pressure increased.

The Palatine, which had to do without Ivo Ilicevic, Adam Nemec and Jan Simunek could prevail, however, not at this stage in the offensive. The team by coach Marco Kurz, who had played from 1990 to 1994 for Nuremberg, bit off the teeth at the strong defense. Only in the 24th minute scorer Srdjan Lakic caused a little danger.

Then diminished the level again. The defence series of both teams had the event firmly under control. In the offensive, the necessary creativity was missing the Palatines as the Nurnbergern. Goal by Eigler, who scored the 500 Auswartstreffer of the Swiss franc in the elite class was all the more surprising. In the clean sheet, the Kaiserslautern Defender Florian Dick, who had just extended his contract until 2014, looked not good. Overall, the leadership of the Nuremberg at the break was deserved.

After the interval, the hosts came much more firmly from the cabin. In particular the substitution of Austrian Joker Erwin Hoffer for the weak Stiven Rivic revived the game of Kaiserslautern. The ELAN of four German champions verpuffte but already after a few minutes. After a short hour Nuremberg again controlled the game.

The people of Kaiserslautern were mostly has and could hardly against the superior in almost every respect Nuremberg win promotion. However, offered the FCK to a gross error of FCN Defender per Nilsson's big chance to compensate. Hoffer was but Nuremberg goalkeeper Raphael Schafer (67.). The substitute MAK scattered then any doubts about the Nuremberg victory.