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Football: TV forces rematch

THE climax to the German championship was given an added twist yesterday when Bayern Munich and Nuremberg were ordered to replay last Saturday's fixture because video evidence showed that Bayern's opening goal had not crossed the line.

Bayern won the match 2-1 and the victory had left them two points clear at the top of the league with two games remaining, but the ruling by the DFB (German FA) puts them on level points with Kaiserslautern. With the rematch set for 4 May, they have to play their final three games in eight days.

Nuremberg will not be complaining about the decision. Points from the replay may just save them from relegation.