bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts from both sides...
(Raphael) Schäfer made some really good stops to deny me, but I always believed I would get my goal. In the end, it worked out and I was even able to set one up, so I'm delighted with that. We did everything to get these three points. The Hamburg game was no longer on our minds, but the Zenit one was. We always think of our last and our next game, and we deserved to win today. There's still a long way to go until the end of the season and a lot of games still to be played. If we want to keep second place, we've got to win as many as possible.
It's always a great feeling to score a goal. I'd promised a close friend of mine that I'd make a special celebration today and I had completely forgotten all about it when I scored. I just hope I get the chance to make up for it again this season.
1. FC Nürnberg
It was hard to defend against them. It had nothing to with our commitment, but Dortmund are a Champions League team, you could see that today. It was a great experience for us to play here but unfortunately we go home empty-handed. Next week we have Bremen and we'll analyse what we did today and what we could have done better.
They were very good at the back and the one chance we did have, we didn't take. We offered far too little up front, we hardly attacked them. The game against Bremen is a massive one. We're still not out of the relegation battle.