Apr 27, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ​Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Hoffenheim
2-1
Nuremberg
Weis (11'), Salihovic (19')
Rudy (32'), Casteels (58')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Simons (58' pen.)
Esswein (39'), Balitsch (68')

Result: Hoffenheim beat Nuremberg

Tobias Weis and Sejad Salihovic score inside the first 20 minutes to help Hoffenheim beat Nuremberg 2-1 in the Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim have picked up three important points in their fight against relegation from the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win against Nuremberg at home.

The hosts took the lead in the 11th minute through Tobias Weis, who shot home from close range after being found by Fabian Johnson.

Sejad Salihovic made it 2-0 to Hoffenheim in the 18th minute when he headed in Kevin Volland's cross from inside the six-yard box.

Nuremberg gave themselves a chance of a comeback in the 58th minute when they earned a penalty for Koen Casteels's challenge on Niklas Stark inside the area.

Timmy Simons made no mistake from 12 yards, but Nuremberg held on for the final 30 minutes at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena for the win.

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