1. FC Nürnberg moved to within two points of the automatic promotion places thanks to a 1-0 Bavarian derby win over TSV 1860 Munich at the Allianz Arena.

1860 München 0-1 1. FC Nürnberg

Nürnberg goalkeeper Raphael Schäfer repelled everything Munich threw his way in an entertaining first half, the talking point of which came in the 23rd minute when Patrick Erras sent an unstoppable effort into the corner of the net from 18 yards to give the visitors the lead.

It was 40 years since 1860 last failed to score in a competitive game against Nürnberg, but there was simply no way past Schäfer’s impregnable defence, despite the best efforts of Munich forward Rubin Okotie.