Zenit St Petersburg missed a golden opportunity to almost guarantee qualification from Group A as Nurnberg recorded their first point in the group stages via a 2-2 draw.
Angelos Charisteas gave the visitors a surprise first-half lead before two goals in three second-half minutes from Pavel Pogrebniak and Aleksei Ionov put Zenit in front.
But Leon Benko headed Nurnberg level just minutes later.
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