Per Nilsson's equaliser ended Borussia Dortmund’s perfect start to the Bundesliga season as Nuremberg held them to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Marcel Schmelzer put the league leaders ahead with a stunning free-kick shortly before the break at the Grundig-Stadion, but Nilsson popped up to lash home an equaliser for Michael Wiesinger's struggling side just after half-time.
Even though they came into the game without a win this season, Nuremberg were not fazed by their more illustrious opponents and fought back to claim a deserved point after falling behind.
Wiesinger was without injured trio Timo Gebhart, Markus Feulner and Markus Mendler, but Javier Pinola returned from suspension to take his place among the substitutes.
Dortmund, meanwhile, could not call on Mats Hummels (back), but Sokratis Papastathopoulos returned after winning his race for fitness.
Robert Lewandowski, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nuri Sahin all started on the bench as Jurgen Klopp opted to rotate his squad.
Klopp’s men unsurprisingly started the game on the front foot and Marco Reus almost gave them the lead after just eight minutes when he got in behind the home defence only to see his effort hacked off the line by Emanuel Pogatetz.
Nuremberg responded well to the early pressure though, creating several decent opportunities of their own in the opening exchanges.
First Makoto Hasebe saw an audacious 35-yard lob go just over the bar, before Mike Frantz's looping header was denied by the woodwork ten minutes later.
However, Dortmund again went close to breaking the deadlock after 25 minutes, when a well-floated diagonal ball from Schmelzer found Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, only for the forward to rifle his shot wide.
And the league leaders did edge ahead 12 minutes later, as Schmelzer curled a fine 30-yard free-kick into the top corner after Jakub Blaszcykowski had been brought down by Frantz.
Klopp made two changes at the break, replacing goalscorer Schmelzer and Reus - both struggling with injuries - with Nuri Sahin and Jonas Hofmann.
Those alterations upset the rhythm of the visitors, and six minutes into the restart they found themselves on level terms once more.
A well-worked free-kick from Frantz was helped on by Pogatetz in the area, before being smashed home by Nilsson from six yards.
Dortmund went close to regaining the advantage shortly after, as first Blaszczykowski fired wide from the edge of the area, before Marvin Ducksch's powerful effort was denied by Raphael Schafer.
Klopp eventually threw on star striker Lewandowski after 65 minutes in an attempt to unlock the hosts' defence, but the visitors still struggled to assert their authority on the game as Nuremberg's confidence continued to grow.
Hasebe then forced Roman Weidenfeller to make a smart save, after doing well to break away from his marker.
The hosts were soon thanking Schafer at the other end though when Hofman’s surging run allowed him to set up Lewandowski, who stung the palms of the keeper from 12 yards.
But Nuremberg could have grabbed a stoppage-time winner, when substitute Alexander Esswein broke through before firing over.
Dortmund's Sokratis had a late chance of his own at the death, but his header could only find the arms of Schafer.
|Coach: M. Wiesinger|
|Coach: A. Reutershahn|
for A. Hloušek 67'
for D. Ginczek 81'
for H. Kiyotake 89'
|The Strongest 1 Bolivar 1: Capdevila strike saves leaders|
|Sao Paulo 1 Atletico Nacional 0 (agg 1-1, 1-4 on penalties): Colombians reach final|
|Cruzeiro 0 Atletico Mineiro 1 (agg 0-3): Culpi´s men win first Copa do Brasil|
|Malmo´s Hareide furious with referee´s injustice|
|Dermendzhiev elated with Ludogorets display|
|Defour withdrawal stalled Anderlecht|
|Atletico achievement delights Simeone|
|Atletico did ´many´ things well - Michel|
|Raul Garcia promises no let-up from Atletico|
|Missed chances disappoint Rolfes|
|La Liga Preview: Real out to break club record at Malaga|
|Ancelotti praises defence after record-equalling win|
|Klopp: Arsenal deserved it|
|Peruvian Primera Division Review: Alianza Lima falter in Clausura race|
|Allegri targeting top spot after Malmo win|
|Rodgers pleased despite Ludogorets late show|
|Wenger rues Arteta injury|
|Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2: More misery for Rodgers´ men|
|Malmo 0 Juventus 2: Tevez fires Allegri´s side closer to qualification|
|Anderlecht 2 Galatasaray 0: Mbemba secures third place for hosts|
|Bayer Leverkusen 0 Monaco 1: Ocampos strike stuns dominant hosts|
|Atletico Madrid 4 Olympiacos 0: Hat-trick hero Mandzukic books last-16 spot|
|Basel 0 Real Madrid 1: Ronaldo strike equals club record|
|Arsenal 2 Borussia Dortmund 0: Sanogo and Alexis seal progress|
|´We must believe´ – Villas-Boas wants Zenit progression|
|Bundesliga Preview: Schalke and Bayern out to bounce back from Euro setbacks|
|Jesus bemoans wasted Benfica chances|
|League Two Preview: Promotion rivals meet, leaders tackle basement club|
|Ligue 1 Preview: PSG and Marseille both fighting for top spot|
|Mitchell lands Tottenham role|
|Zenit 1 Benfica 0: Danny eliminates Portuguese champions|
|Deila concerned over Commons´ future|
|Everton quartet doubtful for Tottenham clash|
|Pochettino calls for extra rest|
|FA charges Everton and West Ham|
|Money not a factor for Van der Vaart|
|League One Preview: Bristol City out to stop the rot at Peterborough|
|Heldt: Chelsea hammering unacceptable|
|Mancini encouraged by Inter|
|Cheltenham appoint Buckle|
|Date set for Tonev appeal hearing|
|K. League Review: Steelers preserve advantage, Seongnam boost survival hopes|
|Moses out for several weeks|
|Drogba focused on claiming trophies|
|Bent makes Brighton switch|
|Kone included in Everton squad for Wolfsburg clash|
|Shaqiri can ´probably´ leave Bayern, says Beckenbauer|
|Ramsey backs under-fire Wenger|
|Fabregas clears the air with Ramos|
|Cavani urges Ligue 1 focus|
|Olsson out until new year|
|Sao Paulo´s Toloi confident ahead of second leg|
|Aguero our ´special player´, says Kompany|
|APOEL eye Europa League despite winless road streak|
|Silva disappointed by ´childish´ errors|
|Slutsky happy to keep ´intrigue´ alive|
|A-League Preview: Brisbane begin life after Mulvey|
|Eredivisie Preview: Ajax targeting improvement|
|Shakhtar did not lack motivation - Shevchuk|
|Bayern lament two errors, Guardiola proud|
|Valcke: It will ´take years´ to rebuild FIFA´s reputation|
|Luis Enrique ´never fed up´ of Messi magic|
|Valverde pleased with Bilbao triumph|
|Messi revels in Champions League milestone|
|Loss was a ´crying shame´ - De Boer|
|Suarez relieved to get off the mark for Barca|
|Pellegrini puts Aguero among best in the world|
|Cavani wants top spot|
|Howedes sorry for Schalke collapse|
|Sporting Lisbon 3 Maribor 1: Slimani helps fire hosts into second place|
|Concord Rangers 0 Mansfield Town 1: Palmer edges League Two side through|
|Mourinho salutes ´complete´ Chelsea after Schalke stroll|
|Lopetegui revels in Porto professionalism|
|MK Dons 2 Rochdale 2: Green rescues hosts a point|
|Manchester City 3 Bayern Munich 2: Aguero the hero as City rekindle Champions League dream|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Athletic Bilbao 1: Hosts qualify despite poor performance|
|Paris Saint-Germain 3 Ajax 1: Strike duo terrorise Dutch side|
|APOEL 0 Barcelona 4: Messi breaks record after Suarez opener|
|Schalke 0 Chelsea 5: Blues clinch top spot in style|
|Serbia turn to Curcic|
|Inter v Dnipro: Juan wants early qualification|
|Sporting-Maribor delayed as lights go out in Lisbon|
|Garcia upbeat despite late setback|
|The making of Lionel Messi: How it all started for the Champions League´s record goalscorer|
|Tottenham v Partizan: Pochettino´s men look to seal qualification|
|Messi breaks Champions League scoring record|
|Wolfsburg v Everton: Distin buoyed by good run|
|Allegri expects improved away display|
|Rodgers: First goal crucial for Liverpool confidence|
|CSKA Moscow 1 Roma 1: Late leveller keeps Russians in the hunt|
|Ancelotti not worried about record|
|BATE 0 Porto 3: Belarusians knocked out but go into the record books|
|Klopp looking forward to Champions League distraction|
|Parish urges Warnock to stop ref rage|
|UEFA Europa League Preview: Celtic and Inter seek home wins to advance|
|Diame could make Hull return on Saturday|
|QPR lose Sandro to knee injury|
|Juanmi fractures arm|
|Wilshere out for ´a while´ - Wenger|
|Wenger hits back at Usmanov|
|De Jong back in training for Newcastle|
|Chelsea ´head and shoulders´ above rest - Giggs|
|Stevens returns to Stuttgart|
|Cheltenham sack Yates|
|Giggs open to United exit to further career|
|Sampaoli relaxed after Copa America draw|
|Pekerman eyes Copa America revenge|
|Time for City to produce - Nasri|
|Copa Sudamericana Preview: River search for form ahead of Superclasico|
|K. League Preview: Cup winners Seongnam eye safety|
|Argentine Primera Division Review: Racing Club beat River Plate to go top|
|Guardiola: Desperate City are dangerous|
|Paraguayan Division Profesional Review: Libertad back on top as Cerro Porteno slip up|
|Brazil to meet Colombia at Copa America|
|Koeman backs ´great´ Forster|
|Lambert delighted with makeshift Villa defence|