• Nürnberg’s last win against Hannover was a 3-1 victory on December 18th 2010. They have been without a win in five games since then (D1, L4). There has never been a 0-0 draw in this Bundesliga fixture.
  • Before Nürnberg, no side in Bundesliga history had ever been without a win in the first 15 matchdays. FCN are the only winless team in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
  • This is Nürnberg’s worst ever Bundesliga campaign. They have never had so few points at this stage before (previously always at least 10).
  • With 17 points from 15 matchdays, Hannover are experiencing their worst season under Mirko Slomka (in charge since January 2010). That’s down to 96 losing six of their last nine Bundesliga games (W1, D2).
  • Just as they did in the 3-2 loss in Bremen on matchday 11 and the 3-1 defeat in Hamburg on matchday 13, Hannover let a lead slip on matchday 15 in Stuttgart and travelled back home empty-handed.
  • Hannover have scored 63% of their goals in the first half – a league-high. 22 of the goals that Nürnberg have conceded have come in the second half – no other top-flight side has conceded more often after the break.
  • FCN conceded a goal for the 23rd consecutive Bundesliga game on matchday 15 – no other top-flight team has been waiting longer for a clean sheet. The last time FCN stopped their opponents from scoring was in a 3-0 win over Schalke on March 16th this year.
  • Szabolcs Huszti set up Sane for Hannover’s second goal in Stuttgart and is 96’s top points-scorer (goals + assists) this season having been involved in nine goals (6 goals, 3 assists). The Hungarian has had a say in almost half of Hannover’s goals (19).
  • Emanuel Pogatetz played for Hannover in 2010/11 and 2011/12. The Austrian made 57 Bundesliga appearances for them.
  • Raphael Schäfer joined Hannover’s youth setup in 1991 at the age of 12 and was coached by Mirko Slomka. He made the step up to the first team at 17. Schäfer moved to Lübeck after Hannover’s promotion into the second division.