Nurnberg showed some of the spirit instilled by former coach Dieter Hecking to fight from two goals down and draw 2-2 at his new side Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Brazilian midfielder Diego scored in the third minute for Wolfsburg with a perfectly struck free kick and Ivica Olic made it 2-0 in the 27th when he let fly with a strike from 25 meters.
Nurnberg’s second-half improvement was rewarded in the 61st when Timmy Simons pulled one back with a stunning volley from 30 meters to the top right corner.
Per Nilsson then equalized five minutes later with an outstretched leg to Hiroshi Kiyotake’s free kick.
”When you’re winning 2-0, have the chance to make it 3-0 and the opponents are dead as a dodo, you shouldn’t make them so strong. But we did everything to make the opponents strong. That’s why I’m incredibly angry,” said Hecking, who switched between the sides last December.