Nuremberg beats Moenchengladbach 2-1 in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) -Nuremberg ended Borussia Moenchengladbach's seven-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with a 2-1 win that lifts the club above former coach Dieter Hecking's new club Wolfsburg.
Nuremberg took an early lead through Timmy Simons' fourth-minute penalty. It was given for an adjudged foul by Thorben Marx on Mike Frantz, though replays showed the Nuremberg midfielder needed minimal contact to fall.
Tomas Pekhart made it 2-0 in the 30th with a well-drilled low shot to the far corner after Hiroshi Kiyotake capitalized on a Marx mistake to set him up.
Patrick Herrmann scored Gladbach's consolation in the 58th, when he shot high into the roof of the net.
The result lifts Nuremberg one point above Wolfsburg, which Hecking joined on Dec. 22.
Bayer Leverkusen was hosting Borussia Dortmund later.