After the not only unfortunate 2: 3 in Sandhausen Canadi rotated again in the starting eleven. For the ailing Mühl the form-weak Behrens and Ishak as well as Kerk moved Jäger, Erras, hack and new entry Frey into the starting eleven.
After a short period of testing, the 1. FC Nürnberg tried more and more to take control of the game. The first dangerous situation came after just over fifteen minutes when Medeiros took the ball well, but then hesitated a moment too long in the penalty area. Only two minutes later, Osnabrücks van Aken extended a free kick from Geis to the post. While the club got better and better in the flow of the game, Ouahim almost scored the 0: 1. He appeared in front of Mathenia and netzt to supposed leadership for Osnabrück. The linesman raised but already at the conclusion Ouahims the flag, offside. Nevertheless, it did not continue at first, because the Cologne cellar wanted to take the scene again under the microscope. So it took a good three minutes until the decision: No goal, because Heider stood at the pass on Ouahim actively offside. Until the break, the club tried to present itself as a home team and set the tone, but Osnabrück goalkeeper Körber kept his team with strong saves in the game. However, after a long-range shot by Medeiros shortly before half time the goalkeeper injured and had to be replaced with Kühn. With seven minutes of added time, it was time for a break.
Canadi took out half-time artisans and brought Fabian Nürnberger, who could thus celebrate his professional debut. The club tried in the second round to continue where he left off in the first half. But again and again smaller and larger interruptions slowed the game flow abruptly. The game became tough. So the game rippled over the middle of the second half. With the inclusion of Behrens for Medeiros in the 71th minute but came back some momentum in the game. The captain did well with a header and an assist on Frey, who unfortunately did not score. The club started now to the final spurt, besieged the penalty area of Osnabrücker in handball style and increased the stroke rate. Frey's header and Valentini's margin in the 77th minute left the club in trouble. Three minutes later it was Geis, after a cross pass from Dovedan, who steered the ball half-way into the right corner from 22 meters with a tight left-footed shot. The deserved 1: 0 for the 1. FC Nuremberg, also because Osnabrück offensive in the second half as good as not took place.
Osnabrück then threw everything forward again, but without becoming compulsory, while the club played his counter-attacks only moderately to the end. After eight minutes injury time was over then and in addition to the victory, you could also look forward to new signing Michael Frey, who tied balls with his beefy stature, balls distributed, rooms torn and was not too bad for defensive tasks. A step in the right direction to be confirmed in the next home game against Heidenheim.