The eagerly anticipated top of the table clash between Borrussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich ended in stalemate on Saturday as the game ended in a barren draw.
While many thought Dortmund would be able to cut the lead of the hitherto runaway leaders, the Bavarians protected their five-point lead at the top of the table on Saturday, drawing 0-0 at second-placed
Bayern wasted a golden chance early on when Thomas Mueller’s effort went narrowly over.
Arturo Vidal also came close for the visitors while Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied by keeper Manuel Neuer after charging through on goal.
The best scoring opportunity fell to Bayern’s Douglas Costa who raced clear with only keeper Roman Buerki to beat but the Swiss stood his ground to deny the winger.
Bayern, chasing three trophies this season, kept up the pressure in the second half and Buerki made the save of the game on the hour, tipping a thunderous Vidal shot on to the bar.
The result lifted the Bavarians, who lost 2-1 to Mainz 05 in midweek, to 63 points from 25 games with Dortmund on 58.