Nürnberg full-back Enrico Valentini was forced to play goalkeeper for his side's 6-5 penalty shootout defeat at Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal.
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Lowly Nuremberg moved closer to an immediate return to the second division when they were beaten 2-0 at VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Nuremberg to leave the Bundesliga title race wide open with three games left.
Two fans tried to disrupt a TV broadcast of Borussia Dortmund's match at Nurnberg amid ongoing fan protests against Monday night games in Germany.
Dortmund drew 0-0 with bottom-club Nurnberg on Monday night with their Bundesliga lead over chasing Bayern Munich now at just three points.
Bayern Munich eased past Nurnberg 3-0 in the Bavarian derby with two goals from Robert Lewandowski, to continue their recovery from a dip in form.
Marco Reus bagged a brace as Borussia Dortmund hammered Nurnberg 7-0 in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich youngster Timothy Tillman will spend the season on loan at Bundesliga rivals Nurnberg, the club have announced.
Huddersfield have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri from Nurnberg for an undisclosed fee.
Shawn Parker has signed a contract extension at Augsburg and joined Nurnberg on a season-long loan deal.
Eintracht Frankfurt defended their place in the Bundesliga next season with a 1-0 win over Nurnberg for a 2-1 aggregate win the relegation playoff.
Eintracht Frankfurt will rue a host of missed chances when they head to Nurnberg for the second leg of their play-off for a place in the Bundesliga.
Frankurt captain Marco Russ is set to feature in the relegation playoff against Nurnberg despite being diagnosed with a "severe tumour disease."
"It was the most difficult decision of my life. I have played here since I was a small kid," said Didavi.
Hannover have strengthened their squad by signing Hiroshi Kiyotake from relegated Nuremberg.
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