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Nuremberg hold Bayern Leverkusen 1-1 in German Bundesliga

IANS  |  Berlin 

Georg Margreitter's second-half equaliser secured newly promoted a 1-1 draw with in the 13th round of action.

Despite a rain-soaked pitch on Monday, gained the upper hand on the road and came to their first chances in the opening period when Karim Bellarabi's effort called into action, reports

The visitors rattled the crossbar through before pulled wide from a promising position moments later. Leverkusen's efforts paid off at the hour mark after curled the ball from eight meters into the top right corner to break the deadlock.

After the restart, Heiko Herrlich's men continued to work out opportunities but neither nor made the most of their chances. However, the hosts restored parity out of the blue as benefited from a rebound to hammer home the equalizer with a deflected shot from the edge of the box with 56 minutes played.

"Die Werkself" pressed relentlessly for the winner but their efforts lacked accuracy in the closing period. also had a chance to wrap up the win but Leverkusen keeper denied substitute from an acute angle.

With the draw, climbed to the 13th place on the standings. Meanwhile Nuremberg stay in the 15th position.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 15:14 IST