Nuernberg vs. Borussia Dortmund: What We Learned

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Nuernberg vs. Borussia Dortmund: What We Learned
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Dortmund dropped points for the first time this Bundesliga season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by gritty Nuernberg Saturday. The Franconians have gone seven games in all competitions without a victory, but may be satisfied to have earned their point against the 2012-13 Champions League runners-up.

Marcel Schmelzer put a makeshift BVB side ahead with a well-struck free-kick late in the first half, but Per Nilsson drew the hosts level shortly after the break. Dortmund looked the more ambitious team later on in the match, but were unable to find the net. Nuernberg almost won it late, but Alexander Esswein fired off target when through on goal.

Read on for a full match analysis.

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