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Kiyotake saves the day for Nurnberg

Hiroshi Kiyotake scored his first goal of the season for FC Nurnberg to help them to a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

The Japan international stepped up to hit a near unstoppable free-kick past Hertha keeper Thomas Kraft in the 89th minute at Stadion Nurnberg to give his side a share of the points, allowing them to go 11th on the Bundesliga with their second draw in two outings.

Josip Drmic gave Nurnberg the lead in the 40th minute before Hertha struck back through Sami Allagui just after the hour-mark prior to Ronny's expertly-taken penalty with just over 10 minutes remaining.

However, Kiyotake sent his dead ball into the back of the net for his first league goal since March to keep Nurnberg's unbeaten run alive.

Kiyotake's Blue Samurai teammate Hajime Hosogai played a full 90 minutes in midfield for Hertha.

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