Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich drew 0-0 with visiting RB Leipzig on Sunday, missing their chance to increase their lead at the top of the table, with their opponents staying a point behind in second place.
The Bavarians, top on 43 points, enjoyed possession in a dominant first half but failed to score despite chances from Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara.
They were lucky not to concede a goal in the second half with their opponents lurking on the break.
With the league’s top two scorers — Lewandowski for Bayern with 22 and Leipizg’s Timo Werner with 20 — in fine form, the game had promised fireworks.
But Bayern’s firepower barely lasted one half before the visitors took over after the break.
Leipzig, who have now gone four games without a win in all competitions, waited patiently for their chances and they got their first with Marcel Sabitzer right after the restart. But he fired over the bar from 11 metres out.
Werner then squandered their biggest opportunity in the 63rd with only keeper Manuel Neuer to beat as he missed the target.
Sunday’s only other game between Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are fourth on 39 points, and Cologne was postponed due to a storm warning.