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Lacklustre Bayern held but regain top spot

Bayern moved back to the top of the Bundesliga overnight, but came up short of equalling the league record of ten straight wins after struggling Nürnberg battled to a draw with Louis van Gaal’s subdued side.

The 48,548 full house at the Easy-Credit Stadium saw Thomas Müller net the solitary chance of a dour first period, but Ilkay Gündogan prodded home the equaliser ten minutes into the second half. Munich launched a furious assault on the Nürnberg goal in the closing stages, but it was not to be on a day when FCB lacked the sparkle of recent weeks.

The draw takes Bayen top of the standings on 49 points from 23 matches, although Bayer Leverkusen are just a point behind going into their away trip to Werder Bremen on Sunday.