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Soccer: Bayern stumble to 1-1 draw at struggling Nuremberg


BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Nuremberg on Sunday to leave the Bundesliga title race wide open with three games left in the season.


FC Nurnberg's Mikael Ishak in action with Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video


Serge Gnabry rescued a point for Bayern with a 75th minute volley after the hosts, who also missed a last-minute penalty, took an unexpected lead after the break through Matheus Pereira.


The result leaves Bayern top on 71 points with Borussia Dortmund in second place on 69 after Saturday’s 4-2 home loss to Schalke 04 in the Ruhr valley derby.


“We had a tough German Cup game in midweek and maybe we were not that fresh,” Bayern coach Niko Kovac told reporters referring to their 3-2 semi-final win over Werder Bremen on Wednesday.


While Nuremberg fans will praise their 17th-placed team’s performance, the draw leaves them five points behind the relegation playoff spot occupied by VfB Stuttgart.






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