You can’t be more closely on the sidelines …
Because of the thickness of a toenail, 1. FC Nürnberg missed their fourth home win in a row against Hannover 96. Final result: 0-0.
What happened? Against a long time, better Lower Saxony, Tom Krauss (20) completed a perfect FCN counterattack in the 66th minute to what was supposed to be 1-0. Think! The video referee Timo Gerach put the magnifying glass on in Cologne and saw Dovedan passing by millimeters offside. Nothing to see with the naked eye …
Even after that, the Austrian was the focus. Dovedan saw the yellow card (71.) after an overly tough attack against the blond 96-keeper Ron-Robert Zieler. Just eight minutes later, the club striker had to leave the field with yellow and red after a duel against Dominik Kaiser. Again, a very tough decision!
But the club defended its impressive streak (only one defeat in the last 19 league games) and remains undefeated as the only team in the second division.
Annoying for Hanover: In the first half, the guests were the better team even without the majority. Again and again, Kerk and Co. switched quickly, the Franks literally constricting the first 30 minutes. What was missing were like the gates. In the 9th minute, Maina and Kerk missed the early lead, as did Dehm (17th) and Börner (25th) later.
Only then did the club discover half of the guests: But here, too, Shuranov (33rd) and Möller Daehli’s (45th) post-hit missed the final luck.
Ultimately, a wafer-thin offside decision prevented the jump to third place.