Frankfurt went into the game quietly confident of getting the job done, having chalked up more wins over Nürnberg than any other side in the Bundesliga. The Eagles duly locked down possession for much of the first half, albeit without testing Raphael Schäfer between the Nürnberg posts.
That soon changed within five minutes of the restart, though, as Alexander Meier sent Vaclav Kadlec through on goal. Eintracht’s leading scorer gobbled up the opening, planting his effort beyond the keeper’s reach for his fourth goal of the campaign.
Niklas Stark rattled the crossbar as the visitors looked for an unlikely route back into the game, and their persistence was rewarded when substitutes Robert Mak and Drmic combined to secure 16th-place Nurnberg only their third away point this term.
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