FC Bayern München's unblemished away league record came to an end when they drew 1-1 with 1. FC Nürnberg, a result which second-placed FC Schalke 04 could not capitalise on in the late Bundesliga fixture.
The leaders were on course on for their eighth successive top-flight win on the road, a run dating back to April, once Mario Mandžukić (3) swept in Thomas Müller's ball across the penalty area. Bayern were pegged back, however, a minute into the second half by a player they used to call one of their own, midfielder Markus Feulner beating Manuel Neuer from distance with a dipping, swerving shot.
Bayern – who played the last 14 minutes with a one-man advantage following the dismissal of Timo Gebhart – are eight points clear of Schalke, who had Kyriakos Papadopoulos sent off late on in a 2-0 loss at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund remain in touch after beating strugglers FC Augsburg (4-2) and SpVgg Greuther Fürth (3-1) respectively. Elsewhere, there were victories for Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg.
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|Last updated: 22/02/2013 12:56 CET|
|Venue: Frankfurt am Main|
Abdellaoue 33 (P)
Schmid 11, Rosenthal 55
|1||FC Bayern München||12||31|
|2||FC Schalke 04||12||23|
|5||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||12||21|
|7||1. FSV Mainz 05||12||17|
|10||VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach||12||16|
|12||SV Werder Bremen||11||14|
|13||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||11||12|
|14||1. FC Nürnberg||12||12|
|17||SpVgg Greuther Fürth||12||7|