Nuremberg draws 1-1 at Stuttgart in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) - Nuremberg drew 1-1 at Stuttgart on Friday in Gertjan Verbeek's first game in charge of the relegation-threatened Bundesliga team.
The Dutchman's tenure got off to a bad start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Stark's clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim.
Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic rifled the spot kick into the top left corner.
But then U.S. defender Timmy Chandler set up Josip Drmic to equalize with a cool finish beyond goalkeeper Sven Ulreich in off the far post three minutes later.
Martin Harnik had chances to win it for the home side, while Daniel Ginczek came closest in the second half for the visitors.
Nuremberg remains in the relegation play-off spot ahead of the rest of the weekend's games.