Bayern unable to end title race after Dortmund self-destruct
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich unexpectedly dropped points in a 1-1 draw at 17th-place Nuremberg on Sunday in another twist in the German title race.
Nuremberg could have won the game with a 90th-minute penalty kick but Tim Leibold hit the post.
Bayern leads second-place Borussia Dortmund by two points — 71 to 69 — with three rounds left in the German league.
Matheus Pereira put the hosts ahead shortly after the interval with a low left-footed shot. Serge Gnabry volleyed in the equalizer for Bayern with 15 minutes left for his 10th league goal this season.
Nuremberg was awarded a penalty for Alphonso Davies’ challenge on Georg Margreitter and Leibold stepped up, only to strike the post from the spot.
On Saturday, nine-man Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top after losing 4-2 to Schalke, and third-place Leipzig beat Freiburg 2-1 to secure Champions League soccer next season.
In Sunday’s other Bundesliga game, Wout Weghorst struck twice as Wolfsburg won 4-1 at Hoffenheim, boosting its hopes of a Europa League place next season and denting those of Hoffenheim.