Nuremberg - 1. FC Nürnberg gave as good as they got against SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 24, but it still was not enough to prevent a 2-0 defeat in a relegation battle.

The game will also be remembered for a gesture of fair play from Aaron Hunt, who was awarded a penalty, before explaining to the official that no contact had been made.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction.

SV Werder Bremen


Aaron Hunt: He [the referee] pointed to the spot quite quickly and I told him that I'd actually contrived it slightly. I did look for the contact, but then I noticed that their defender pulled out of the challenge. I fought with my conscience for a moment, but I don't want to win that way. I must admit I looked up at the clock a lot more often than usual in those final ten minutes.

Philipp Bargfrede: It was a world class goal from me, wasn't it? Okay, so it was a bit lucky really, but if you don't take shots, you don't get that luck. It's great we've not conceded too because that's the secret to our success right now. We've won two games in a row now and opened up a gap over the bottom clubs which we want to increase next weekend against Stuttgart.

1. FC Nürnberg


Josip Drmic: We took too few risks and didn't attack enough. We tried, but didn't get into shooting positions. [Sebastian] Prödl and [Assani] Lukimya did a really good job and it was tough playing against them. I want to carry on doing as I am and show that I'm worthy of [a place in the Switzerland squad for the World Cup]. I thank [Switzerland coach] Ottmar Hitzfeld. It's a dream come true.

Javier Pinola: We played well in the first half and we had some decent chances, but they were good on the counter-attack. We knew that one mistake might decide the game and we're obviously disappointed to have lost it. We need to pick ourselves up for the game in Hamburg and eradicate those mistakes.