Bochum - VfL Bochum were held to a 1-1 draw by 1. FC Nürnberg, although they will be frustrated they didn't manage to take all three points on Matchday 9.

After an even first half, where there were chances for both sides, Bochum managed to pull ahead just before the interval. Yusuke Tasaka floated a deep free-kick to the edge of the box, where Michael Grigoritsch was on hand to fire home a spectacular volley. After the break the visitors began to press more and ten minutes into the second half they were level as Alessandro Schöpf slipped in Jakub Sylvestr, who made no mistake with a low finish. As the game wore on it was Bochum who looked the more likely to nick a winner, with Stanislav Sestak missing the best chance, but even the introduction of veteran striker Mikael Forssell, who had a decent effort beaten away by Patrick Rakovsky in the Nürnberg goal, wasn't enough to induce a breakthrough.

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