German Bundesliga
Nuremberg1. FC Nuremberg0B DortmundBorussia Dortmund0

Nuremberg 0-0 Borussia Dortmund: Fans halt match by throwing tennis balls on pitch

The match was halted twice as fans threw black tennis balls on the pitch
The first-half was halted twice as fans threw black tennis balls on the pitch

Borussia Dortmund's match at the Bundesliga's bottom side Nuremberg was halted twice as fans threw black tennis balls onto the pitch, as the league leaders dropped points in a 0-0 draw.

The fans were protesting the Monday night kick-off which will be abolished for the 2021-22 season.

It was Dortmund's fifth consecutive game without a win in all competitions.

They lead second-placed Bayern Munich by three points, after the champions beat Augsburg 3-2 on Friday night.

Nuremberg keeper Christian Mathenia frustrated Dortmund, denying Mario Gotze three times in 60 seconds - and once again after the break,

It is the first time Dortmund failed to score in back-to-back games in one season since March 2015.

Line-ups

Nuremberg

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 26MatheniaBooked at 88mins
  • 22Valentini
  • 28Mühl
  • 4Almeida Santos
  • 23Leibold
  • 31Petrák
  • 14KuboSubstituted forPalaciosat 85'minutes
  • 17LöwenSubstituted forBauerat 77'minutes
  • 18Behrens
  • 27Costa Pereira
  • 11ZrelákSubstituted forIshakat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bredlow
  • 8Bauer
  • 9Ishak
  • 10Kerk
  • 20Jäger
  • 21Palacios
  • 29Erras

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bürki
  • 27Wolf
  • 33Weigl
  • 2Zagadou
  • 4Diallo
  • 6DelaneySubstituted forBruun Larsenat 80'minutes
  • 28WitselBooked at 89mins
  • 7Sancho
  • 20PhilippSubstituted forAlcácerat 63'minutes
  • 13Guerreiro
  • 10Götze

Substitutes

  • 5Hakimi
  • 9Alcácer
  • 19Dahoud
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 34Bruun Larsen
  • 35Hitz
  • 36Toprak
Referee:
Harm Osmers
Attendance:
50,000

Match Stats

Home TeamNurembergAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, 1. FC Nürnberg 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, 1. FC Nürnberg 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Enrico Valentini.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Axel Witsel.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Hanno Behrens.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ewerton (1. FC Nürnberg) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Enrico Valentini with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Booking

    Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund).

  10. Post update

    Mikael Ishak (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Christian Mathenia (1. FC Nürnberg) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Jadon Sancho tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Offside, 1. FC Nürnberg. Ondrej Petrák tries a through ball, but Federico Palacios is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Weigl.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Nürnberg. Federico Palacios replaces Yuya Kubo.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).

  17. Post update

    Mikael Ishak (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jacob Bruun Larsen replaces Thomas Delaney.

  19. Post update

    Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Ishak (1. FC Nürnberg).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund22156154233151
2Bayern Munich22153450262448
3B Mgladbach22134542222043
4RB Leipzig22125541192241
5B Leverkusen2211383932736
6Wolfsburg2210573530535
7Frankfurt2297641281334
8Hoffenheim2289544321233
9Hertha Berlin228863532332
10Werder Bremen228773733431
11Mainz227692336-1327
12Düsseldorf2274112541-1625
13Freiburg225982937-824
14Schalke2265112532-723
15Augsburg2246123140-918
16Stuttgart2243151850-3215
17Hannover2235142047-2714
18Nuremberg2227131746-2913
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