HANNOVER – Hannover ended its winless Bundesliga run of eight matches by beating Nuremberg 1-0 on Friday from Mohammed Abdellaoue's first-half goal.
The Norway striker struck after getting on the end of Lars Stindl's cross from the right while in between two Nuremberg defenders to score from five meters in the 18th minute.
The visitors failed to threaten before the break but drastically improved afterward, goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler denying halftime substitute Tomas Pekhart from equalizing in the 55th.
Jens Hegeler came closest for Nuremberg in the 88th, deflecting a free kick agonizingly wide.
It is Hannover's first win since a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Oct. 23, leaving the team in seventh place ahead of the weekend's games.