1. FC Nürnberg maintained the momentum of their promotion bid with an impressive win at SV Sandhausen on Matchday 24.

SV Sandhausen 0-2 1. FC Nürnberg

Goals: 0-1 Füllkrug (40'), 0-2 Blum (84')

Unbeaten in 2016 coming into this one, Nürnberg began confidently and controlled proceedings early on, albeit without creating any real chances. Just as Sandhausen were beginning to find their range and test Raphael Schäfer in the visitors' goal, Rene Weiler's men took the lead, Niclas Füllkrug poking home Kevin Möhlwald's cross for the opener.

The visitors managed the game well in the second period, and never really looked threatened. Nürnberg finally scored a deserved second when Danny Blum rifled home in the closing stages, putting the seal on an impressive win and keeping his side firmly in the race for promotion.