Bitter start to the year for Nuremberg: bankruptcy against Paderborn

Felix Platte (Mr) made the preliminary decision at the Paderborn victory in Nuremberg.  Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa (Image: dpa) Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

Felix Platte (Mr) made the preliminary decision at the Paderborn victory in Nuremberg. Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa (Image: dpa)
(Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa)

Nuremberg – After a false start in 2022 against SC Paderborn, who were strong away from home, 1. FC Nürnberg missed out on third place in the 2nd Bundesliga.

The Franks lost in the spectatorless Max Morlock Stadium after an unsuccessful race to catch up in the second half of the game with 1:2 (0:2). The guests drew level with the “Club” with 30 points – and even passed them in the table.

The storm duo Sven Michel (41st minutes) and Felix Platte (44th) ripped Nuremberg out of all (promotion) dreams with a double strike. Nuremberg’s coach Robert Klauß went fully on the offensive after the change of sides. But it was only enough for a goal by Mats Möller Daehli (61st). The Norwegian was successful with his head after a cross from Pascal Köpke, who provided momentum as a joker. In the long added time, Asger Sörensen missed another top chance to make it 2-2.

The goals of the guests were well played out. On his 14th goal of the season, the outstanding Michel lobbed a long ball from Ron Schallenberg over the rushing goalkeeper Christian Mathenia. Shortly thereafter, Michel crossed exactly to the head of the long plate.

The “club” could have given the game a different direction before. Center forward Manuel Schäffler missed a great chance with a header (15′). And Johannes Geis failed with a long-range shot at goalkeeper Jannik Huth (29′).

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