The 1. FC Nuremberg has finished its historic thirst track and thanks to goalkeeper Mikael Ishak can dream again of the miracle of class retention.
The Swedish attacker leveled the club with his fourth season goal in the 52. Minute at 3:0 (0:0) in the fiercely contested Franco-Swabian Derby against FC Augsburg the way to the first victory since the end of September and 20 games.
Matheus Pereira (88.) and Eduard Lion (90.+1) screwed up the result in the final phase.
Nuremberg left with the first third three in that period of the game. At least temporarily the last table place and reached up to four points to the rank of release.
For coach Boris Schommers it was the first victory in the sixth game and a solution for the whole club. Although the largely disappointing Augsburger still has a nine-point cushion on Nuremberg, they still have to shake a little more in the table cellar.
1. FC Nuremberg from the beginning with a lot of vigour
Before 42.658 spectators at the Max Morlock Stadium, the club gave everything from the beginning for the first success since that on 29. In September 2018 against Fortuna Duesseldorf (3:0).
Against strangely weakened Augsburger, Schommers’Elf played such an overweight in the eighth Franco-Swabian Bundesliga Derby, resulting in first chances. The best had the striking Sebastian Kerk, whose head fell too unplaced on the goal and FCA goalkeeper Gregor Kobel did not pose any problems (15.).
Nuremberg often tried over the left, where Augsburg’s Kevin Danso in the unusual role of foreign defender had difficulties. But the initial force soon faded.
1. FC Nuremberg and FC Augsburg are playing duels at eye level
This is how a balanced, battle-like game with few gate scenes developed. Augsburg emerged stronger after about twenty minutes, but very rarely in dangerous rooms against the very disciplined defensive hosts. Dong-Won Ji (24.) and Philipp Max (29) still had the lead on foot. Overall, however, the offensive game of the guests lacked Esprit and a real idea.
Coach Manuel Baum replaced stormer Alfred Finnbogason with Marco Richter, but the guest attack was still not in swing. Instead Nuremberg struck: After a free kick by Kerk, Ishak sat down at the long post and pushed the ball over the line.
Immediately after the lead Schommers had to replace the injured Ewerton by Georg Margreitter and the defender got to do it immediately. Augsburg finally woke up and increased the pressure. A gate of Michael Gregoritsch (67.) was not recognized due to absenteeism as on the other side the supposed 2:0 by Yuya Kubo (77). Pereira was followed eleven minutes later by an account.