Nuremberg - SV Darmstadt were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at 1. FC Nürnberg on Friday evening.

After a 15-minute delay due to traffic problems on the way to Nuremberg, Jakub Sylvestr thought he had given the hosts the lead midway through the first period, but his effort was ruled out for offside. Undeterred, the Franconians kept the pressure up and went in front ten minutes before the interval when Guido Burgstaller volleyed home from deep inside the penalty area. Nürnberg enjoyed the better of the chances after the restart, but they were made to rue their profligacy when Marco Sailer latched onto a long ball forward and fired into the bottom corner to earn the promotion-chasing Lillies a share of the spoils.

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