Created on 07-03-2010 at 00:00 AM
Very unusually, Bayern fans will have been supporting Nürnberg on Sunday afternoon, as Munich’s Bavarian rivals entertained Bayer Leverkusen, who would have gone top of the Bundesliga with a win. But after FCB wastefully dropped two points in a 1-1 draw away to Köln on Saturday afternoon, Leverkusen left Franconia empty-handed. Bayer’s 3-2 defeat sees them slip to third and means Bayern remain top of the pile.
After appearing a two-horse race just a couple of weeks ago, the battle for the championship shield has now developed into a three-way contest, as Schalke beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 away from home on Saturday to go second, two points off Bayern. “It's tight, and it’ll remain tight,” said director of sport Christian Nerlinger after the match in Cologne: “It’s going to be a long and hard fight for the title.”