April 28, 2019 / 6:07 PM / 23 days ago

Soccer-Bayern stumble to 1-1 draw at struggling Nuremberg

BERLIN, April 28 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Nuremberg on Sunday to leave the Bundesliga title race wide open with three games left in the season.

Serge Gnabry rescued a point for Bayern with a 74th minute goal after the hosts, who also missed a last-minute penalty, took an unexpected lead after the restart.

The result leaves Bayern top on 71 points with Borussia Dortmund in second place on 69 after Saturday’s 4-2 home loss to Schalke 04 in the Ruhr valley derby.

Bayern were dominant, as expected, against Nuremberg and hit the woodwork through David Alaba in the first half.

But it was the home side who struck first with Matheus Pereira firing in on the rebound after Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich had blocked a shot three minutes after the break.

The Bavarians were visibly rattled and it took them some time to recover from the setback before retaking the initiative.

After a bagful of missed chances Gnabry finally beat the Nuremberg defence at the far post, beautifully chipping his volley over the keeper in the 74th.

Nuremberg had the chance to win with an 89th minute penalty but Tim Leibold hit the post and Bayern escaped with a point. (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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