Winless Nurnberg continues to struggle

Mainz snatched a 1-1 draw at Nuremberg on Friday after an

equalizer from Shinji Okazaki denied the home side its first

Bundesliga victory of the season.

Park Joo-ho sent a long ball forward for Japan striker Okazaki

to shoot inside the far post in the 75th minute.

It was the visiting side’s first real chance of the second half,

with Nuremberg missing a host of opportunities to extend its lead

after Per Nilsson opened the scoring with a deflected header in the

fifth minute.

Mainz strikers Nicolai Mueller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting both

missed great chances to win it in the closing minutes, before

teammate Peter Sliskovic was sent off for a dangerous challenge in

the 90th.

Nuremberg remains second last before the rest of the 15th round

of games.