Köln vs. Nürnberg  3 - 0

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The home side pressured early and took the lead in the 37th minute when Geromel nodded home past goalkeeper Alexander Stephan after a wonderful cross by Adli Chihi.

Milivoje Novakovic doubled the advantage for Köln in the 70th minute as he put a shot past Stephan following Lukas Podolski's cross. The Slovenia international striker doubled his tally just seven minutes later when he headed home a cross by midfielder Petit.

Nürnberg's misery was complete six minutes from time when Juri Judt was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Köln are up to 12th place ahead of the German winter break while Nürnberg sit comfortably in the relegation zone, second from bottom on just 12 points.

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +41 70
2 34 +22 65
3 34 +31 61
4 34 +27 59
5 34 +12 57
6 34 +10 55
7 34 +15 52
8 34 +6 50
9 34 -6 47
10 34 -7 46
11 34 +2 42
12 34 -17 39
13 34 -9 38
14 34 -24 35
15 34 -24 33
16 34 -26 31
17 34 -31 28
18 34 -22 24