Hiroshi Kiyotake (c.) has spearheaded 1. FC Nuremberg's steady climb up the Bundesliga ladder
Hiroshi Kiyotake (c.) has spearheaded 1. FC Nuremberg's steady climb up the Bundesliga ladder
Bundesliga

Onwards and upwards for Nuremberg

Munich - One of only four sides to have taken points off leaders Bayern Munich in the league this season, 1 FC Nuremberg go into the business end of the campaign as one of the Bundesliga's outside bets for a European berth.

Fourth in the form table, the Franconians have moved a handsome ten points clear of the bottom three since the winter break and to within four of the European qualification spots thanks, in part, to a ten-match unbeaten run on home soil.