German Bundesliga Roundup, Feb. 6
No goals were scored in the Bundesliga Sunday when Freiburg drew 0-0 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt and the derby between Hamburger SV and St. Pauli was called off.
Freiburg's Papiss Demba Cisse and Frankfurt's Fanis Gekas, the league's second and third-highest goalscorers respectively, both missed chances to add to their goal tally this season.
Freiburg remains sixth, 17 points behind leader Borussia Dortmund on 51, and two behind Bayern Munich in fifth. Frankfurt is 10th.
Patrick Ochs had the game's first chance in the 22nd minute, when the Frankfurt captain's volley was deflected for a corner by Freiburg goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.
Gekas was set free by a hopeful ball forward in the 39th when he could have shot on goal. Instead he passed to Caio, who failed to control the ball and the chance was lost.
Ochs should have scored before the interval when he had plenty of time and space but clipped Sebastian Jung's perfect cross over the cross bar from 10 meters (yards).
Freiburg improved after the break, and Cedric Makiadi finally sparked the home fans into life when his long-range effort was narrowly over in the 57th.
Gekas was unable to direct his header under the bar after a wonderful long cross from Georgios Tzavellas in the 64th.
Cisse missed at the other end minutes later, when his header from Felix Bastians' free kick was narrowly wide of the right post.
Baumann's fingertips deflected a looping Maik Franz effort onto the crossbar and out for a corner. Franz tried to rouse his teammates for the last 10 minutes, but neither side could find a winner.
"It's OK, but I'd rather have the win," Franz said.
The Hamburg derby was called off late Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch.