Nuremberg - 1. FC Nürnberg gave themselves some much-needed breathing room in the lower reaches of the Bundesliga 2 table thanks to a 2-1 victory at home to Bavarian rivals TSV 1860 Munich.

Both teams have been worryingly inconsistent all season, but the hosts started strongly at the Grundig Stadion and immediately put their guests on the back foot. They soon got the lead their pressure deserved when former FC Bayern München youngster broke the deadlock on 14 minutes after some fancy footwork and a fine finish inside the box. The Lions were visibly stunned at going behind - a state of affairs Nürnberg noticed and ruthlessly exploited.

Just three minutes later Schöpf found Jakub Sylvestr with a superb pass and the Slovakian frontman cut inside the left-hand side of the box and coolly rifled a shot into the net. The home team were cruising at that point, but 1860 were given hopes of a comeback when defender Jürgen Mössmer inadvertently deflected a harmless-looking cross into his own net. However, Martin Angha's second-half sending off turned the tide in Nürnberg's favour and they easily held on to win, condemning 1860 to a ninth defeat of the season and a place in the relegation zone.

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